Latest Basal cell carcinoma Stories

2005-08-09 15:00:00

CHICAGO -- The incidence of two types of skin cancer has nearly tripled among women under age 40, a sign that tanning is still popular among the young despite warnings about the harm it can cause, researchers said on Tuesday. The rate of basal cell and squamous cell cancers rose to 32 per 100,000 women under 40 in 2003 from 13 per 100,000 in the late 1970s, their study said. Basal cell and squamous cell cancers are the two most common forms of the disease and can be removed and treated more...

2005-07-21 09:32:14

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Surgeons in Hong Kong who invented a less-invasive way of removing cancers from the base of the brain said on Thursday that patients had had no complications after the treatment and ran very little risk of relapse. Doctors traditionally remove these tumors -- which occur between the roof of the nasal cavity and the base of the front part of the brain -- through extensive surgery, which requires cutting open the face, removing nasal bones and a craniectomy. But this...

2005-07-12 14:04:07

NEW YORK -- In a study of radiology technicians, chronic exposure to ionizing radiation, even at low levels, raised the risk of a common type of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma. The risk was greatest in subjects with lighter compared to darker eye and hair color. Although ionizing radiation is a known cause of nonmelanoma skin cancer, the risk seen with chronic occupational radiation exposure and the interaction with UV radiation exposure has been unclear. To investigate, Dr....

2005-05-29 10:25:50

One bad burn can have dangerous consequences years later, experts say As the summer season kicks off with the long holiday weekend, kids across the United States are preparing for months of outdoor fun, from planning a tree fort to shopping for bikinis. However, doctors warn that fun could have long-term consequences if kids don't properly protect themselves from the sun's rays. Children who suffer just one severe, blistering sunburn have doubled their chances of getting skin cancer,...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.