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Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400Recent studies have shown that nonmelanoma skin cancers are on the rise. In fact, a study published in Archives of Dermatology claimed that the amount of procedures performed for nonmelanoma cancers had risen almost 50 per cent from 1992 to 2006. Based on these numbers, experts assure us that we are in the midst of an epidemic.
Sun, 18 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Preventing and treating actinic keratosis is a vital step in preventing nonmelanoma skin cancer. After WW II, Americans have had an intense love affair with the sun. The increasing income and extra time created a search for new things to do, one of which meant spending more time relaxing by the pool, however, too much of a good thing can eventually take its toll on your health.
Thu, 08 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400In recent years, Long Beach skin doctors have had a new technique in their arsenal in the battle against melanoma, or skin cancer. Long Beach Mohs surgery is an innovative technique that uses a type of chemical microsurgery known as frozen section histology. When the disease is caught in an early stage, this outpatient procedure can result in a success rate of up to 98 per cent.
Thu, 08 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Skin cancer, or melanoma, is a potentially serious disease that is extremely aggressive and metastasizes quickly. If you are at risk, you should have one of your local Long Beach skin doctors examine you frequently, because like most forms of cancer, the various Long Beach skin cancer treatment options are most effective when the disease is caught in the earliest stage.
Mon, 28 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500The skin, which turns out to be a woman's pride, is always part of her vanity ritual. This ritual involves the use of every imaginable soap or lotion ever invented to pamper and keep the skin silky smooth. Almost every pampering method is exploited to lavish care and attention on the precious skin. That is why when a woman develops skin cancer, her world is totally crushed and her self-esteem is immediately shattered.
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400You might not realize it yet, but exposing yourself unprotected to the sun can lead to different types of skin cancer. That stubborn itch or redness can be something more than just an irritation. Know the different types of skin cancer in this article.
Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400Exposure to the sun is associated with all forms of skin cancer, but the most common type of skin cancer is basal skin cancer. Frequent severe sunburns and intense sun exposure in childhood increase the risk of basal cell skin cancer. Basal cell skin cancers usually appear on sun-exposed areas, most commonly the face and neck, but also on the trunk and legs.
Thu, 26 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400The biggest risk factor to acquiring skin cancers is extreme exposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation. One day's exposure to the sun can prompt the skin to a self-protect response of creating more melanin, resulting in tanning and sunburns.
Mon, 29 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400Sara spends much of her summer near the beach. She lives in a mild climate and is very athletic. She loves to swim, bike and play games outdoors. Sara knows the dangers of the sun and so she opts for tanning salons to get her 'golden glow' while being sure to apply sunscreen every day before heading out.
Tue, 04 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0400You have heard it before and you will hear it again and again throughout your life- using sunscreen can save your life. The incidences of all types of skin cancers are on the rise, including the most deadly form, melanoma. Unlike many other cancers, skin cancer is highly preventable. You cannot control some risk factors such as the darkness of your skin, but by using sunscreen and staying out of the sun during the riskiest times of the day, you can cut your chances of getting skin cancer tremendously.
Wed, 11 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0400Cancer consists of more than 100 ailments. Each kind of cancer is different to other types in many ways, although all cancers are a disease of some of the cells in the body. Healthy cells grow, divide and replace themselves on a continual basis. That's how the body's tissue is created, and it's how a healthy body grows, repairs itself and stays in good health.
Mon, 09 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Acid skin peel, and laser resurfacing, all remove precancerous skin growths and slow skin cancer - but patients prefer the peel. Precancerous growths, which are small areas of discrete roughness to the skin, come from too much sun. Particularly when a person has a lot of them, they tend to become squamous cell carcinomas: skin cancer.
Sun, 25 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Specific teas can actually provide an armor-like protection for your skin. They act as a barrier against the sun's harmful rays that commonly occur during overexposure, which can destroy the cells that promote skin health.
Thu, 15 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Cancer is a scary subject and comes in many forms. Skin cancer is one of the more prevalent versions and, unfortunately, one most people do not take seriously enough. Imagine sitting in a doctor's office and being told you have cancer. Although cancer treatment has come a long way, it would still be a devastating moment. Are you going to die? Is it curable? Why you? These are the types of questions that will undoubtedly come to mind immediately.
Sun, 11 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500While no form of cancer is a laughing matter, some forms are often considered less dangerous by most people. Skin cancer is one such form that seems somewhat innocuous, but is actually very dangerous.
Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Skin cancer is a term used to identify cancerous cell growth on the epidermis of a person, but it really breaks down into three types. Melanoma skin cancer is by far the most deadly one.
Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Skin cancer is one form of cancer that is often disregarded by many people. It can kill, but unique treatments exist. Cryosurgery is one of them. There is little doubt that cancer is a scary topic for just about anyone. That being said, there are some forms of cancer which do not always sound serious, but are. Skin cancer is one. It also happens to be the most prevalent form of cancer found in the world today.
Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500If you find yourself heading outside frequently, and who doesn't, you need to take basic steps to prevent skin cancer. In this case, we are talking about sunscreen the proper use of it.
Wed, 31 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500In recent years, the incidence of skin cancer around the world has escalated and the condition now affects millions of people worldwide. The usual cause is prolonged exposure to the harmful ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. The risk is higher if anybody lives or takes vacations in areas with intense sun.
Mon, 22 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500Melanoma, or skin cancer, is the most common cause of cancer in fair-skinned people, although everyone is at risk: young and old, black and white, men and women. It is even becoming more common as people vacation more often, use sun beds and are victims of the depleting ozone layer.
Mon, 08 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500Damage to your skin occurs cumulatively every time you are exposed to daylight and the risk of contracting skin cancer grows. There are many things that you can do to protect your skin from the dangerous sun rays year-round.
Fri, 05 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500There are four stages of melanoma that classify the severity of this skin cancer. Each stage pertains to the thickness and the amount that the melanoma has spread.
Fri, 15 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500Acid skin peel, and laser resurfacing, all remove precancerous skin growths and slow skin cancer -- but patients prefer the peel. Precancerous growths, which are small areas of discrete roughness to the skin, come from too much sun. Particularly when a person has a lot of them, they tend to become squamous cell carcinomas: skin cancer.
Wed, 08 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500There are three major kinds of skin cancer, all of which are, at least in part, caused by exposure to sunlight. Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight disrupts the genetic operations of skin cells and this can lead to the development of skin cancer and cancerous cells.
Wed, 08 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500Does visible sunlight cause skin cancer? Well, technically no it doesn't. It is the invisible part of the sun's radiation called ultraviolet radiation that tans us when we are out in the sun, generates a sunburn if we are out too long and yes it may cause skin cancer.