We have the knowledge and the sunscreen — so much sunscreen — to eradicate skin cancer. That’s what makes this fact especially disconcerting: Melanoma is on the rise.
Reality star Tamra Judge, 49, shares a selfie to show people what melanoma looks like and encourage them to get their skin checked.
David E. Fisher, MD, PhD, and his team at Massachusetts General Hospital set out to tan skin while combating the risk of cancers and aging that can result from sun exposure — and it looks as if they’re well on their way. As a follow-up to a study released in 2006, Fisher and his team just came out with findings of an ingredient that may be applied topically to darken the appearance of human skin in a way that mimics the natural tanning process. Yahoo Beauty spoke with Dr. Fisher about the reasons why these findings are so important.
While doctors recommend getting mole checks in fall and winter, now’s the best time to keep a close eye on any changes in your skin.
Cloe Jordan told CATERS News that she first started paying closer attention to a mole on her stomach after she developed a bikini selfie habit. Jordan says that she felt her mole was “getting in the way” when she took pictures.
According to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, men and women between the ages of 18 and 29 — particularly those who have skin with a higher melanin content and who identify themselves as nonwhite — are at an increased risk for sunburn. To pinpoint predictors of sunburn, investigators recruited 437 Florida residents and asked them to complete a survey about their dermatologic history, as well as their knowledge, attitude, and behavioral factors associated with sun exposure. “Osteopathic medicine is largely focused on prevention, and melanoma, the skin cancer caused by sun exposure, is imminently preventable,” said lead researcher and osteopathic dermatologist Tracy Favreau in a press release.
A ban on the use of commercial tanning beds in New Zealand would greatly reduce skin cancer rates and have a minimal impact on the country’s economy, according to a new study. The findings are courtesy of the University of Otago and were published in the New Zealand Medical Journal. For the study, researchers conducted a national audit of businesses that provide tanning bed services and discovered that the ban would only have a small impact on a few businesses.
While it may seem obvious that sunscreen with a higher SPF would protect against skin cancer, the study’s lead author said past research produced conflicting results, in part because many sunscreen users don’t apply sunscreens properly.
A major scientific discovery reveals how melanoma — the most aggressive of all skin cancers — spreads to other vital organs, including the brain. The breakthrough may one day help researchers create a treatment that stops melanoma from spreading.
A new report calls into question the value of skin cancer screenings by clinicians, but some dermatologists and groups say they're important in early detection.
New research shows that gene variants found in people with red hair, fair skin, and freckles are linked to a higher number of genetic mutations in skin cancers.
Word of mouth can often lead to some of your best purchases, but a new study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that sunscreen shouldn’t be one of them.
At just 18 years old, Freja Nicholson lost her life to melanoma — one of the most common cancers in young adults.
Lying out in the sun can be deadly. But many people can’t stop, despite the risks of melanoma, finds a new survey from the American Academy of Dermatology.
A new study has found that New Zealand has overtaken Australia in the unfortunate ranking of country with the highest rate of melanoma per capita.