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Risk Can Be Chronic For Basal Cell Carcinoma
2012-07-25 13:42:58

A new analysis of factors that predict basal cell carcinoma recurrence in high-risk people finds that for many people it´s more of a chronic disease. High sun exposure before the age of 30 was a major predictor, as was a history of eczema. In the powerful sunlight of July, newly published results from a large study of people at high risk for basal cell carcinoma support the emerging view of the nation´s most common cancer as a chronic ailment that often repeatedly afflicts older...

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2009-06-03 08:05:00

Actinic keratoses are sun-damaged rough patches or lesions on the skin "” often pink and scaly "” that doctors have long believed can turn into a form of skin cancer known as squamous cell carcinoma.Now researchers at Brown University, the Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Providence and Oklahoma City, and others have determined that actinic keratoses appear responsible for a larger spectrum of skin cancers than previously thought. Their research is highlighted in the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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