melanoma

  • Skin Cancer vs. Vitamin D

    “I remember back in the old days, when bacon, eggs, and sunshine were good for you.”

    --Author’s grandfather, Warren Swenson

     

    Reexamining our relationship with the sun
    By Adam Swenson
  • Health News: Tanning Beds Linked to Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

    Indoor tanning beds can cause non-melanoma skin cancer, and the risk is greater the earlier one starts, according to a new analysis led by University of California, San Francisco.

    Young people who patronize tanning salons before age 25 have a significantly higher risk of developing basal cell carcinomas compared to those who do not, the researchers reported.

  • What's Your Melanoma Risk?

    You’re aware of the usual suspects that’ll put you at a higher risk for melanoma: history of blistering sunburns; red or blonde hair; tanning beds; outdoor summer jobs as a teen; and a family history of melanoma, to name a few of the big ones. But new research shows there are other risk factors unrelated to sun exposure that should put everyone on alert, says Darrell S.

    By Meghan Rabbitt
  • What's Your Melanoma Risk?

    You’re aware of the usual suspects that’ll put you at a higher risk for melanoma: history of blistering sunburns; red or blonde hair; tanning beds; outdoor summer jobs as a teen; and a family history of melanoma, to name a few of the big ones. But new research shows there are other risk factors unrelated to sun exposure that should put everyone on alert, says Darrell S.

    By Meghan Rabbitt