Frequently Asked Questions about Melanoma

General Information about the melanoma awareness and prevention.

May 28, 2021: DON’T FRY DAY NEWSLETTER

May 28 2021

The National Council Declares the Friday before Memorial Day, as “Don’t Fry Day” To Encourage Sun Safety Awareness. “After a year of…

Study confirms high doses of vitamin D have no effect on COVID-19

May 06 2021

Medical News Today: Researchers have wondered whether vitamin D may help people avoid SARS-CoV-2 infections and mitigate the effects of COVID-19. A…

What to know about melanonychia

Mar 31 2021

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY NEWSLETTER:  Melanonychia is the term for dark pigmentation of the fingernails or toenails. The discoloration can be a natural…

CDC Website Updated Links

Apr 07 2020

Updated Information from the CDC Website Cancer Data Visualization Tool (includes melanoma incidence and mortality). Data Explorer (UV data). 2019 YRBS data…

Sunscreen Recommendations for Children

Feb 01 2020

Parents and Coaches … Set a Good Example! What I’m Telling my Patients and Families about Sunscreen, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital…

Melanoma Research Advances – 2019 in Review

Jan 28 2020

During 2019, melanoma research continued its rapid pace of advancement, with FDA approval of a new adjuvant therapy treatment option, several first-in-human…

ACS 2020 Reports Largest One-Year Drop in Cancer Mortality

Jan 08 2020

January 8, 2020:  The death rate from cancer in the US declined by 29% from 1991 to 2017, including a 2.2% drop…

Subungual Melanoma: What You Need to Know

May 01 2019

Karolina Jasko has a family history of melanoma, so she’s no stranger to paying attention to her skin. Her mother — who…

NEW FDA Sunscreen Guidelines

Apr 10 2019

This significant action is aimed at bringing nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens that are marketed without FDA-approved applications up to date with the…

Check Yourself!

Jan 19 2015

The difference between a mole and melanoma explained Friday, January 16, 2015 – WOMEN’S DAY With the number of skin cancer cases…