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2008-07-12 00:00:29

By ROB STEIN WASHINGTON - Increasing numbers of younger women continue to be diagnosed with the most dangerous form of skin cancer even as the rate of new cases has leveled off in younger men, federal health officials reported. An analysis of government cancer statistics from 1973 to 2004 found that the rate of new melanoma cases in younger women had jumped 50 percent since 1980 but did not increase for younger men in that period. "It's worrying," said Mark Purdue, a research fellow at...

2008-07-04 06:00:58

DR IMTIAZ AHMED is the leading Skin Cancer expert at Coventry's University Hospital. The consultant dermatologist sees about 50 to 60 cases of malignant melanomas in the department from around the city a year He treats a further 1 000 patients at the hospital for other forms of skin cancer He sees a lot of skin cancer on the face and scalp par-ticularly on balding men "My message would be to cover up and to avoid the midday sun between 11am and 3pm when it is at its fiercest "Wear a hat...

2008-06-19 09:01:08

By Kathy Gilbert, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jun. 19--Sunshine peaks tomorrow, the longest day of the year. Yet health professionals increasingly warn that old sol is as much foe as friend, especially during the next few weeks. "It's a lifestyle issue. Prevention is part of the game," said Victor Czerkasij, a family nurse practitioner at Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Dermatology Center based in Dalton, Ga. Sunburn was once our only summer skin worry. Today, scientists know...

2008-06-18 18:00:44

HOUSTON, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that school is out and the first day of summer is upon us, the cancer care experts at Texas Oncology remind Texans to "save your skin" by outsmarting the sun when spending time outdoors. Although the most prevalent cancer in the United States today, skin cancer is also the most preventable. The majority of the more than 1 million annual U.S. cases of skin cancer are sun-related. "The skin is the largest organ in the body and should not be taken for...

2008-06-16 03:00:07

NEVER mind about the temperature outside - the hottest debate of the summer is whether to sunbathe or not. Over the next few months, many of us will bare all in search of a golden glow, which we're convinced will make us look healthier. The trouble is scientists now believe up to 80 per cent of skin ageing is a result of our love of the sun. There are 100,000 new skin cancer cases diagnosed each year, according to charity Cancer Research UK, and around 1800 people a year die from...

2008-06-14 12:00:24

Utah's skin cancer rate is "sky high," Utah health officials say, urging residents to cover up and use sunscreen every day. The state's rate is among the 10 highest in the nation. Utah Department of Health data show that the rate of melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer -- is increasing. In 2005, 554 Utahns were diagnosed with melanoma, up from 494 in 2004. Every year, melanoma kills an average of 63 Utahns. The good news is that skin cancer is preventable when sun protection...

2006-07-14 10:25:40

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While melanoma rates overall are leveling off, the incidence of melanoma occurring on the head continues to rise, a new study from Finland shows. The researchers report that melanoma rates rose sharply from the early 1950s through the late 1980s, after which the increase in rates of this deadly skin cancer leveled off for all sites on the body except head, in all age groups. Dr. Timo Hakulinen of the Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer...

2006-03-30 15:35:00

By Deena Beasley LOS ANGELES -- A consumer lawsuit filed on Thursday accuses sunscreen makers of exposing millions of people to cancer and other dangers through false and misleading claims about the effectiveness of their products. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, consolidates nine previous lawsuits filed by individuals and seeks class action status. The lawsuit charges that makers of sunscreen, including brands such as Coppertone, Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Bullfrog and...

2006-02-06 11:23:24

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sunbathing intentionally to get more vitamin D is like taking up smoking to lose weight, a Boston dermatologist warns. "You can get all the good stuff with a vitamin pill -- you do not have to put yourself at increased risk of skin cancer and photoaging," Dr. Barbara A. Gilchrest of Boston University School of Medicine, co-author of a comprehensive review on vitamin D requirements and UV radiation, told Reuters Health. The public is...

2006-02-06 11:20:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK -- Sunbathing intentionally to get more vitamin D is like taking up smoking to lose weight, a Boston dermatologist warns. "You can get all the good stuff with a vitamin pill -- you do not have to put yourself at increased risk of skin cancer and photoaging," Dr. Barbara A. Gilchrest of Boston University School of Medicine, co-author of a comprehensive review on vitamin D requirements and UV radiation, told Reuters Health. The public is getting a mixed message on sun...


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