Basal Cell CarcinomaInfo Center
Skin Cancer Rates Rising
Skin cancer rates have been on the rise for years. The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect the skin from sunlight and avoid tanning beds.
Bronze, Blisters & Skin Cancer
Blistering sunburns from vacations to the coast may not result in the same type of non-melanoma skin cancer as sun exposure like lifeguarding every summer.
How to Eliminate 170,652 Cases of Skin Cancer A Year
Recent outlawing of minors using tanning beds was based on real medical evidence. People under the age of 25 are especially at risk for developing skin cancer from tanning beds.
Eczema, Sun & Skin Cancer
Think putting on sunscreen takes too much time and effort? Think again—it could save your skin from serious trouble later in life.
More Cancers Associated with HPV?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is probably most notorious for causing cervical cancer. The list of cancers associated with HPV has grown recently, and a new study may add two more cancer types to the list.
Patchwork-Kill for Skin Cancer
Not all cancer treatments have to be a major life event. For one type of skin cancer, researchers just slapped a fancy band-aid on it.
Emotional Stress Linked to Cancer Recurrence
Emotional stress and turmoil take a physical toll on our bodies as well. Stress and abuse have been linked to migraines, auto-immune syndromes, heart problems and now skin cancer.
The Other Skin Cancer
Basal cell skin cancer is a lot more common than melanoma. Since the risk of this cancer spreading is lower, it doesn't get quite the same amount of attention.
Converting Cancer Cells into Tumor Killers
Prescription creams containing a compound known as i miquimod , such as Aldara , are known and approved to effectively treat some skin cancers, particularly basal cell carcinoma. New studies suggest this compound may be even more useful.
IBD Can Inflame Skin Cancer Risks
Sometimes drugs that effectively treat one condition unintentionally increase the risks of another. It has recently been discovered that this is the case for some drugs that treat inflammatory bowel disease.