Health News

Sex Makes a Difference in Cancer
Did you know that women who have cancer are more likely to outlive men with the disease? This is true for a variety of cancers. In terms of the worst form of skin cancer, women have an advantage that's not fully understood.
FDA Approves Two New Melanoma Rx
Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, now has two new enemies. The FDA has approved two drugs to treat melanoma that has spread to other organs (metastatic) or can’t be surgically removed.
Skin Cancer Survivors Not Practicing Safe Sun
Sunny days are among life’s finest pleasures. Being outdoors when the sun shines bright requires some protection, though. And you’d think people who’ve had skin cancer would know these things and practice safe sun all the time.
Skin Cancer Protection with Aspirin
Aspirin has been making headlines as a way to reduce the risk for heart trouble and maybe even certain forms of cancer. But aspirin’s side effects may outweigh the benefits.
Hey Guys, Check Your Skin
Men aged 50 years and older haven’t been checking themselves for signs of skin cancer, according to recent studies. Early detection of skin cancer is essential for nipping it in the bud.
Melanoma Clinical Trials Worth a Shot
Treating melanoma is notoriously tricky. Doctors may hesitate to recommend clinical trials fearing the risks for patients outweigh the rewards. But these fears may be unfounded.
Hey Doc, Is This a Side Effect?
There’s no need to suffer in silence. Side effects of melanoma medications can be managed, but only if the patient tells the doctor about all of the symptoms as soon as they appear.
Smartphone Apps Are Not Doctors
There’s an app for just about everything these days. But when it comes to diagnosing any type of cancer, nothing beats a real doctor. Seriously, go to a real doctor.
One Rx Better Than Another For Melanoma?
Two medications are approved in the US to treat advanced melanoma. Zelboraf ( vemurafenib ) was approved in September, 2012. DTIC-Dome ( dacarbazine ) is used to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma as well as melanoma. Which is the better medication?
Vitiligo? Lower Risk of Skin Cancer!
The common skin condition where splotches of lighter skin spread unpredictably over the body may be frustrating. But on the bright side, it lowers the risk of skin cancer threefold.