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  • Aug 2018

    Stage 4 melanoma: What you need to know

    Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin to other organs, such as the liver, brain, or lungs. In this article, learn about survival rates, traditional treatments, and new treatment methods, such as targeted therapy drugs.

  • Aug 2018

    Skin cancer may predict future cancers

    A new analysis finds that individuals who have multiple cases of a common skin cancer are more likely to develop cancer elsewhere in the body.

  • Aug 2018

    What causes a bleeding mole?

    Most bleeding moles result from superficial cuts or snags. A person can treat a bleeding mole at home by applying pressure and a bandage. However, if a mole bleeds for no apparent reason, or it starts to resemble an open sore, speak to a doctor. In this article, learn about these and other symptoms of melanoma.

  • Aug 2018

    What are the most curable cancers?

    There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates.

  • Jul 2018

    Cancer cells destroyed with two antipsychotic drugs

    A new study shows that the antipsychotics perphenazine and fluphenazine can successfully destroy cancer cells in cell cultures and rodents.

  • Jul 2018

    Melanoma: Immunotherapy for brain metastases 'doubles survival'

    A new study into U.S. cancer data finds that checkpoint blockade immunotherapy doubles median overall survival in melanoma patients with brain metastases.

  • Jul 2018

    Hair-like cell structure may drive melanoma

    While studying the epigenetic changes associated with melanoma, researchers found an unexpected link with hair-like projections on cells called cilia.

  • 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.