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  • May 2018

    Weight loss reduces skin cancer risk

    A recent study followed individuals who had undergone obesity surgery. They found that the procedure significantly reduced their risk of skin cancer.

  • May 2018

    Subungual hematoma: Images, treatment, and link to melanoma

    Subungual hematomas occur after an injury to a nail. An impact can break blood vessels, causing blood to pool underneath the nail. In this article, we look at how to treat a subungal hematoma at home and when to see a doctor. Learn about signs of infection and the difference between this common injury and melanoma.

  • Apr 2018

    What is a malar rash?

    A malar rash is also known as a butterfly rash and appears on the face. It is usually red or purple and may be blotchy or solid. It can occur alongside many conditions, including lupus and rosacea. Treatment depends on the cause. There are lifestyle tips and tricks that can help. Learn more about the best ones here.

  • Apr 2018

    Blocking melanoma's 'escape route'

    A new study finds that, as melanoma tries to evade treatment, it differentiates into four subtypes. Some of these are vulnerable to treatment.

  • Mar 2018

    Arthritis supplement may drive skin cancer

    Study using mice and cells finds that chondroitin-4-sulfate, a widely used dietary supplement for osteoarthritis, drives cell growth in a type of melanoma.

  • Mar 2018

    Common skin bacteria may prevent skin cancer

    A new study finds that a 'friendly' bacterium, commonly found on healthy human skin and called Staphylococcus epidermidis, may protect against skin cancer.

  • Feb 2018

    This specialized gel could improve cancer therapy

    Researchers are testing a promising new gel-like medium capable of delivering a combination of therapeutic agents directly to the sites of primary tumors.

  • Feb 2018

    Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

    Researchers used stem cells to create an anti-cancer vaccine, which they tested in 75 mice with various types of cancer. Here's what they found.

  • Feb 2018

    Spitz nevi vs. cancer: What you need to know

    A Spitz nevus is a type of noncancerous growth. In this article, learn about the types, diagnosis, and when to see a doctor to check for melanoma.

  • Jan 2018

    How to prevent and improve crepey skin

    A look at crepey skin, a common complaint where the skin looks thin and wrinkled. Included is detail on prevention and the role of nutrition.

  • Jan 2018

    What does it mean if I have a mole that itches?

    A look at itchy moles, a common complaint that can have a variety of causes. Included is detail on how to tell if a doctor should examine a mole.

  • Jan 2018

    Is it seborrheic keratosis or skin cancer?

    Seborrheic keratosis is a noncancerous condition that can look a lot like melanoma. In this article, learn about the difference and when to see a doctor.

  • Jan 2018

    Amelanotic melanoma: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

    Amelanotic melanoma is a type of skin cancer that causes a growth or mole without any melanin. The growth may be pink or red. Learn more.

  • Jan 2018

    Morphea: Causes, types, and outlook

    Morphea is a rare skin condition that results in areas of skin becoming hardened or discolored. Learn more about the causes and prognosis.

  • Jan 2018

    Can a mole disappear?

    When a new mole appears or a previously stable mole begins changing, it could be a sign of cancer. What about when a mole disappears?

  • Jan 2018

    Which Fitzpatrick skin type are you?

    Fitzpatrick skin typing is a way of classifying different types of skin. What does a person's Fitzpatrick skin type tell us about their skin?

  • Jan 2018

    Existing drug may improve melanoma survival

    New research shows that an existing, widely prescribed drug may serve to boost the efficacy of immunotherapy in the treatment of advanced melanoma.

  • Jan 2018

    Your gut microbes may give melanoma treatment a boost

    People with advanced melanoma who had healthy levels of specific gut bacteria responded better to immunotherapy than those who did not, a new study found.

  • Dec 2017

    Deadly skin cancer could be halted with arthritis drug

    Adding a drug for rheumatoid arthritis to existing treatments for melanoma skin cancer halted cancer cell growth in mice, researchers report.

  • Dec 2017

    Huntington's disease: Could a cancer drug hold the key?

    A drug that is used to treat advanced skin lymphomas may also be effective in treating Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Dec 2017

    Common blood pressure drug raises skin cancer risk

    New research shows that people who take the popular hypertension drug hydrochlorothiazide may put themselves at a dramatically high risk of skin cancer.

  • Dec 2017

    Could targeting this gene stop melanoma from spreading?

    New research identifies a gene that helps melanoma to spread in both an animal model and human cells. Blocking its activity may stop metastasis.

  • Dec 2017

    What is acral lentiginous melanoma?

    Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is a type of skin cancer that affects the soles of the feet and sometimes the hands. It usually starts with a black, gray, or brown mark with irregular borders. It does not appear to be linked to sun exposure. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

  • Nov 2017

    Black toenail: Causes and treatment

    Black toenails can be unsightly and painful. Sometimes, nails become black because of a traumatic injury, but other nail changes may reflect an underlying condition. Find out some of the causes of black toenails and when to see a doctor. Learn, too, about some treatment options and ways of preventing nail damage.

  • Oct 2017

    How long does a sunburn take to heal?

    Sunburn happens when the skin absorbs too much sunlight. This can be harmful. Mild sunburn can be treated at home, for example by applying moisturizer. Severe sunburn may need medical treatment. Find out what increases the risk, when to see a doctor, and how to prevent sunburn.