skin cancer

  • This Woman Thought She Had a Pimple Under Her Eye—But It Turned Out to Be Skin Cancer

    “I was going back and looking at old pictures. I had that spot for three years.”

  • This dermatologist got skin cancer — twice. Here’s what she learned.

    The experience has made dermatologist Ellen Marmur more vigilant about sun protection and a more empathetic doctor.

  • 10 key ways skin cancer survivors protect themselves from the sun

    Skin cancer survivors know just how important it is to have excellent sun protection every single time you step outside. Here are the tips and products they swear by.

  • Doctors Share What the Future of Skin Cancer Treatment Looks Like

    This article first appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of NewBeauty. Click here to subscribe.From 3-D printing to matrix magic, the treatment for skin cancer keeps improving. And, while New York plastic surgeon Stafford Broumand, MD is wary of calling attention to anything “new” regarding skin cancer treatment, he has seen a recent shift in the field, in one particularly crucial area. “The ‘new’ isn’t so important—what’s important is that more people are getting checked and then getting the skin cancer removed.” Invisible ...

  • Dermatologist warns of three hidden spots where skin cancer often appears

    Melanoma is the most rapidly increasing cancer. Dan Belkin, MD, a dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon, explains

  • Beauty queen uses platform to shine light on nail melanoma risks

    When former Miss Illinois, Karolina Jasko, found herself with what she thought was an infected thumbnail, she went to her doctor to get it checked out and possibly saved her thumb – and maybe her life. “A few days later, my finger swelled up really bad, and I automatically thought I had some sort of infection from the nail salon,” she told the Daily Mail. The procedure concluded she had subungual melanoma, which is a cancer found in the tissue of the nail bed.

  • A Bruise on This Woman’s Fingernail Turned Out to Be an Aggressive Form of Skin Cancer

    Your nails can tell you more about your health thank you think.

  • Mother of 8 fights aggressive skin cancer: 'I won't sit down to die'

    A single mom with 8 kids spent New Year's Eve getting chemo. She has skin cancer that has spread, robbing her livelihood, but not her hopes.

  • Woman's tanning bed habit led to a hole in her face: 'It's not worth dying'

    A Chicago woman is speaking out about the danger of tanning beds after skin cancer left her with a hole in her face.

  • Men now have a higher rate of skin cancer deaths than women — here's why

    One dermatologist suggests teaching young boys about the dangers of sun exposure and getting men accustomed to wearing a moisturizing sunscreen on a daily basis, like many women already do.

  • Skin cancer survivor told to leave store because of his disfigured face: 'We're human beings'

    A South Carolina man has survived skin cancer, but he’s still having to deal with people treating him differently because of his disfigurement.

  • 'I never should have used tanning beds': ‘DWTS’ star Witney Carson on being diagnosed with melanoma at 22

    'DWTS' star Witney Carson shares her journey with skin cancer — and how she now makes sure to keep her skin safe.

  • Elle Macpherson says sitting in the sun daily 'works wonders' — but dermatologists disagree

    In the most recent issue of New Beauty, the 54-year-old supermodel admitted that she "lives in the sun" each day.

  • This is why some people wear gloves (yes, gloves) in the pool

    Actress Kristen Bell recently did something that’s pretty jaw-dropping: She wore gloves in the pool.

  • Jessie James Decker is getting mom-shamed for her daughter's suntan

    Country singer and reality star Jesse James Decker stirred up some questions about her parenting skills when she posted her 4-year-old daughter with a deep suntan.

  • Facebook users swear by this sunburn hack that uses a product most men have in their medicine cabinets

    The cure will help ease the burning sensation in just 30 minutes.

  • Olympian Summer Sanders gets personal about melanoma and the importance of skin checks

    Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders tells skin cancer to “take a hike” several years after being diagnosed with melanoma.

  • This 'ugly duckling' marking could signal the deadliest skin cancer

    Over the past decade, people have gotten more serious about sun protection and for one very good reason — melanoma. From 1982 to 2011 rates of melanoma in the U.S. doubled, and the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be more than 90,000 new cases in 2018. While it isn’t the most common type of skin cancer, it is the most serious.

  • What it's like to have the deadliest form of skin cancer

    Tracy Callahan, a mom of two, has faced multiple bouts of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. She hopes to motivate others to be sun smart so they won't have to face what she's been through.

  • Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders tells skin cancer to ‘take a hike’

    When Olympic Gold Medalist and TV Host Summer Sanders went in for a routine dermatologist appointment, the last thing she expected was to get a call the following day. “The first thing that the person said on the other end of the phone was that, ‘You have a severely atypical malignant melanoma,’” she reveals to Yahoo Lifestyle. I think the only word I sort of knew was ‘malignant,’ and I knew it wasn’t good.” Growing up in California, Sanders lived out every child's fantasy - having unlimited access to a backyard swimming pool. But unlike most kids her age, she was never one to spend hours in the sun tanning. Instead, she was swimming laps up to two and a half hours, twice a day, training for what was soon to be her triumphant Olympic career. “I wore sunscreen on every vacation, but what I didn’t do is I did not associate sunscreen with training,” Sanders says. “I was always naturally really tan, so I felt like if I had a tan, that’s sort of like my built in sunscreen. What an idiot I was to think that was not sun damage,” she admits. Sanders wizened up at age 40 when her husband pointed out a new mole on the back of her calf, something – she points out - shouldn't happen with the over-forty crowd. The suspicious black spot turned out to be melanoma, which led to doctors excising an ice cream scoop-sized chunk out of her calf. “It’s very frightening when you learn about melanoma,” Sanders adds. She recalls her doctors telling her they wouldn’t know for another five years whether or not she was going to die. She explains there are three types of skin cancer – basil, squamous and melanoma, melanoma being the most severe. “I call her the ‘mama’ because she’s the mama of skin cancer,” she says. “It’s the killer.” But she adds that the earlier you can detect it, the better your chances are for survival. Surprisingly, Sanders’s journey with melanoma didn’t end there. Her doctors diagnosed her with three more melanomas, and she underwent three more excisions to remove them. Having been in the public eye as a TV host and Olympic champion, Sanders uses her platform to raise awareness about the effects of skin cancer. She targets young athletes and kids, imploring them to increase their sun protection so they don’t experience a fate similar to hers. She partners with several organizations, including the Skin Cancer Foundation, in hopes that sharing her story won’t fall on deaf ears. “I have this saying that every year on your birthday, check yourself out in your birthday suit, and find the [moles] that catch your eye,” she advises. “Just make your damn appointment people.”