• DermTV – Skin Cancer Statistics [DermTV.com Epi #203]
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    DermTV – Skin Cancer Statistics [DermTV.com Epi #203]

    [music] Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] and welcome to DermTV. As we approach the end of May, National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, there’s one more very important point I’d like to make about skin cancer. Melanoma is the only preventable cancer for which the mortality rate continues to increase. In the 30-year period, from 1975 to 2005 the death rate for melanoma has increased a dramatic forty-percent. It’s gone from 225 deaths per million Americans to 310 deaths per million Americans. What does that translate to you? Well in the year 2010 with 300 million Americans that means this year 9,000 Americans will die from melanoma or one approximately…

  • Melanoma Monday Puts Deadliest Form Of Skin Cancer In The Spotlight
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    Melanoma Monday Puts Deadliest Form Of Skin Cancer In The Spotlight

    OTIS HAS THAT STORY WHEN WE SEE YOU AT 6:00. MELANOMA IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR WHAT’S KNOWN AS MELANOMA MONDAY. MELANOMA IS THE DEADLIEST OF ALL SKIN CANCERS. DERMATOLOGISTS ARE ESPECIALLY WORRIED ABOUT YOUNG WOMEN AND MELANOMA. THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY IS WHAT PEOPLE CALL MELANOMA MONDAY. MOST PEOPLE THINK OF SKIN CANCER AS SOMETHING OLDER FOLKS CAN GET, THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE CANCER IN WOMEN AGES 15 TO 29. YOU THINK IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME. YOU KNOW. IT’S NOT GOOD FOR YOU, BUT YOU STILL DO IT. THAT’S HOW SHE THOUGHT ABOUT SITTING IN THE SUN AND RISKING SKIN CANCER. THEN A SUSPICIOUS SPOT…

  • Scripps Health: Skin Cancer Types and Treatments
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    Scripps Health: Skin Cancer Types and Treatments

    – Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world that we see today. In this country, we see 3,000,000 cases per year, the most dangerous being melanoma, where we see over 100,000 cases per year. The three main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. The survival rates of skin cancer are actually very good. For a basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, it should be 98 plus percent or even higher. For melanoma, we’re fortunate that it’s at least 90 percent, including the aggressive melanomas. The key to skin cancer is, again, early diagnosis, just like it is…

  • Other Cancers After Skin Cancer
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    Other Cancers After Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer history may be associated with an increased risk of future malignancies. I’m Erin White and this is a dailyRx Minute. White individuals with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer had a somewhat higher risk of developing other cancers. Men who had been diagnosed with basal or squamous cell skin cancer had an 11 percent higher risk of developing new cancers while women survivors had a 20 percent increased risk compared to people who had never had these skin cancers. Ask your doctor how to reduce your cancer risk. For dailyRx TV, I’m Erin White.

  • SDSU students to develop phone app to detect skin cancer
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    SDSU students to develop phone app to detect skin cancer

    (Music) I’m Allison Langley studying computer engineering here at SDSU. And under the direction of Zip Launch Pad I’ve created Chyrsalis Science, where we are working to empower individuals to proactively monitor the surface of their bodies and aid physicians in the early detection of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. There are more new instances of skin cancer each year then the number of cases of breast, prostate, colon and lung cancer combined. The problem is that the characteristics that signal cancerous growth is very subtle and happen over an extended period of time. So when you see it everyday, you don’t always realize…

  • FDA OKs Combo Skin Cancer Rx
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    FDA OKs Combo Skin Cancer Rx

    There’s a new FDA approval for a drug to treat metastasized melanoma that suggests sometimes, two drugs may be better than one. I’m Rachelle Grossman with your latest health news. The US Food and Drug Administration approved nivolumab and ipilimumab for melanoma that has spread or doesn’t respond to surgery. Individually, both drugs had already been FDA-approved to treat melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. Both medications are part of a class of drugs that intensifies the immune system’s response to cancer cells. According to Reuters, the drugs are thought to be safer and more effective than chemotherapy.

  • The Top Signs and Symptoms of Skin Cancer (Melanoma) You Should Not Ignore
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    The Top Signs and Symptoms of Skin Cancer (Melanoma) You Should Not Ignore

    So melanoma often presents as an irregular dark brown spot on the skin. This can occur from an existing mole that is changing in color or shape or it can present as a brand new spot that develops on the skin where there never was a mole. It doesn’t matter what your age is what color your skin is what your race is, it can affect anyone anywhere in any sight. Another common myth is that melanoma can only happen on Sun exposed areas and that’s absolutely not true. Melanoma can develop on the bottom of the foot under a fingernail in the scalp. So melanoma can develop anywhere on…

  • Melanoma leading skin cancer in children, teens
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    Melanoma leading skin cancer in children, teens

    BUT, DOCTORS ARE SEEING MORE CASES THAT ARE NOT SUN RELATED. UV RAYS FROM THE SUN CAN DO A LOT MORE THAN GIVE YOU A TAN.>>I THINK A LITTLE SUN IS GOOD, BUT DEFINITELY TAKING ALL THE PRECAUTION YOU CAN. EMMY: DOCTORS SAY TOO MUCH EXPOSURE CAN CAUSE SKIN DAMAGE.>>EVEN IF IT’S CLOUDY, SUNSCREEN AND WATER. EMMY: PROTECTANTS ABSORB MOST OF THAT RADIATION, BUT NEED TO BE REAPPLIED FREQUENTLY.>>IT’S BEST TO KEEP YOUR SKIN ITS NATURAL COLOR AND NOT TRY TO MAKE IT A DARKER COLOR BECAUSE EVERYONE ELSE IS. EMMY: IF NOT, THE LONG TERM EFFECT COULD BE A SKIN CANCER LIKE MELANOMA.>>I JUST HAD A MOLE REMOVED BECAUSE…