Health News

Statins for Skin Cancer?
Gene mutations at the root of certain cancers can make treatment tricky. Drug combos are being developed for a two-pronged approach. Cholesterol drugs may help.
Breast Cancer Drug on Route for Melanoma
A phase III trial for a melanoma treatment drug, which is already on the market for breast and lung cancer, has shown promise. The next step is Food and Drug Administration approval for melanoma.
When Cancer Therapy Backfires
Triggering a patient’s natural immune response to treat melanoma can work well. But it can also cause melanoma cells to disguise themselves as another kind of cell.
Check Out That Body
Sunscreen and shade do help with protecting the skin, but that's only part of the process. Keeping a close eye on those moles and spots is sometimes farther down the checklist.
Experimental Drugs Battle Melanoma Nicely
Sometimes drug combinations work better than one drug alone. First, though, studies need to determine whether the combination is safe, what the best dosage range is and evaluate overall effectiveness.
Soaring Melanoma Risks for Some
Melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – is increasing in this country for a number of reasons, including tanning beds. Some cancer patients are especially at risk and need to be especially vigilant of their skin.
Three Ways to Protect Kids From Skin Cancer
Sunburns not only hurt when they happen, but they also put kids at risk for skin cancer down the line. Skin damage is preventable though – with shade, sunscreen and clothing.
Can Young Kids Get Skin Cancer?
Can young kids get skin cancer? You bet. In fact the disease is on the rise. So be sure to lather on that sunscreen from infancy!
Play in the Sun, Yes
Sunscreen? Yes indeed. SPF 15, 30, or 50? No worries. Parents are a-okay with their children playing in the sun.
Technology Detects Cancer Spread
Computer scans can help doctors pinpoint targets for surgery, treatment or see if cancer is on the move. One technology has proved to be very accurate for people living with melanoma.