Sunscreens in Melanoma and Skin Cancer Prevention

Sunscreens in Melanoma and Skin Cancer Prevention

Melanoma and other skin cancers like squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma are mainly caused by the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, and from artificial lights, especially tanning beds. Melanoma usually starts from a mole; the mole changes in size,...
Can Your Diet Help Prevent Skin Cancer?

Can Your Diet Help Prevent Skin Cancer?

If you’re at a higher than normal risk for skin cancer, you may be following safe sun habits like regular skin checkups, avoiding tanning beds, applying sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, the whole shebang. Yet, there is one more thing that you can do to try and keep skin...
Skin Cancer Types and Symptoms

Skin Cancer Types and Symptoms

Skin cancer usually develops on those areas of your body that are most exposed to the sun. The most commonly affected areas are the face, arms, legs, and chest. However, it can also develop in regions like the groin, scalp, palms of the hands, soles of the feet, ears,...
Melanoma – Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Melanoma – Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer, and is marked by changes in the appearance of a region of the skin. As they develop on the skin, there’s a better chance of early detection and cure. Signs and Symptoms of Melanoma Signs of melanoma include changes in the shape,...
The Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

The Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

Skin cancers — including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma — often start as changes to your skin. They can be new growths or precancerous lesions — changes that are not cancer but could become cancer over time. An estimated 40% to 50% of...