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Skin Cancer Risks Higher For Soldiers Serving Abroad

Skin Cancer Risks Higher For Soldiers Serving Abroad

Wayne Wood, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Soldiers deployed to tropical and sunny climates are coming home with increased risk factors for a threat far from the battlefield: skin cancer. In a retrospective study of about 200 veterans...

Latest Melanocytic nevus Stories

2014-07-17 20:23:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you guilty of skimping on your sunscreen? Many Americans don't take skin cancer seriously, but according to the American Academy of Dermatology, one person dies every hour from melanoma. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO When found in its earliest stages, melanoma in highly treatable, but just because it's easily taken care of the first time doesn't mean it can't come back -- even decades later. A cautionary tale:...

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2014-07-15 05:11:36

Asociación RUVID Researcher at the Neurosciences Institute, Joint Center of the University Miguel Hernández (UMH) in Elche and the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Berta López Sánchez-Laorden co-authored a study that concluded that sunscreens do not protect totally against the development of skin cancer. The research was recently published in Nature. The study demonstrates that sunscreen, even with a sun protection factor (SPF) 50, may not fully protect against the...

People Increasingly Drawn To YouTube For Skin Cancer Information
2014-07-10 15:08:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While YouTube might be a popular destination for viral videos and sports highlight reels, it's also useful for raising awareness of skin cancer and prevention techniques, according to a news report in the Dermatology Online Journal. “No matter what field you’re in, social media is the future of how we communicate around the world,” said study author Chante Karimkhani, a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado’s Cancer...

2014-06-16 23:07:52

Tanning and sun exposure increases risk, but early detection is almost 100% effective. (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 We all enjoy having fun in the great outdoors. Whether someone is hiking, swimming horseback riding, or just having a picnic, the lure of a sunny day is hard to resist. Doctors have been telling people for years to wear sunscreen when they go outdoors, but the honest truth is that few people listen. The reason for this concern is of the lurking danger of melanoma, which is the most...

Moles May Be An Indicator Of Breast Cancer: Studies
2014-06-11 13:37:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than just a cosmetic curiosity, cutaneous nevi – also known as moles – may be an indicator of breast cancer, according to two research studies published this week in PLOS Medicine. Each report is based on a large prospective cohort – the Nurses' Health Study in the United States, which includes nearly 75,000 female nurses followed for 24 years, and the E3N Teachers' Study Cohort in France, which includes nearly 90,000 women...

2014-05-28 04:24:16

Canadians need to protect themselves more from dangerous ultraviolet rays TORONTO, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Melanoma skin cancer is one of the fastest rising of all cancers in Canada; Canadians need to do more to protect themselves from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to a special report on skin cancer. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2014 was released today by the Canadian Cancer Society in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada. Skin...

2014-05-23 23:10:07

Melanoma Research Foundation presents Humanitarian Award. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, M.D., a physician with Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation and medical director for the Center for Melanoma Research and Treatment at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), will be honored with the sixth annual Humanitarian Award from the Washington, D.C.-based Melanoma Research Foundation on May 28. The Humanitarian Award is presented to those in the local community...

2014-05-23 23:05:16

The Scar Solution is a brand new method created by Sean Lowry that claims to help people remove scar permanently and naturally within a few weeks. The full review on the site hynguyenblog.com indicates whether this method is worth buying or not. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 The Scar Solution is the newest book written by Sean Lowry, who promises to help people remove scar quickly and easily without using any medication, creams or pills. The e-book reveals to people advanced techniques...

2014-05-13 23:09:20

Skin Cancer Awareness Month provides opportunities for dermatologists like Dr. Mitchel Goldman of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to encourage patients to practice healthy skin care habits in order to prevent skin cancer. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 In a recent news segment, Dr. Mitchel Goldman, board-certified dermatologist and President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (representing over 5,800 dermatologists in the USA), discussed the important facts surrounding Skin...

2014-05-08 23:05:37

“Education obtained at the dermatology appointment may improve early self-detection of melanoma, and having an established dermatologist may facilitate earlier evaluation of concerning lesions,” according to a recent study in The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Early-stage melanoma is more detectable on patients that visit a knowledgeable, board certified dermatologist on a regular basis than those who forego consistent checkups, according to a...


Latest Melanocytic nevus Reference Libraries

Eastern Mole, Scalopus aquaticus
2012-05-04 05:50:15

The eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) is also known as the common mole, and it is the only mole in its genus. This mole has a very wide range, the largest of any native North American mole ranging from Canada to the eastern areas of the United States, and as far south as Mexico. In the United Sates, this mole can be found in Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, Florida, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. However, it is not found in the Appalachian Mountains. Its Canadian range is limited to the...

Townsend's Mole, Scapanus townsendii
2012-04-27 08:39:32

Townsend's mole (Scapanus townsendii) can be found in North America. Its range extends from southwestern British Columbia to northwestern California. It prefers to live in lowland and open wooded spaces with soil that has high moisture content. These moles are the largest in North America, with a body length of up to 8.3 inches and an average weight of 4.9 ounces. Its physical characteristics are common for a creature that lives under ground. Its forepaws are large and used for digging, while...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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