May Is Melanoma Awareness MonthAfter the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.
New State Law Bans Tanning For Texas MinorsAmong the many new laws taking affect this month is one designed to prevent teens from getting skin cancer.
Cancer Drug Showing Promise For Melanoma PatientsThere’s a lot of optimism in the medical world this week for a cancer drug that is shrinking tumors and prolonging life.
Typical Elderly Diseases Now In Young PatientsDoctors have noticed an upsetting trend. Disease typically associated with old age -- like osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease -- are being found in younger patients.
Study Finds Melanoma On The Rise In Young WomenA new study found that melanomia, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is on the rise, especially in young women ages 18 to 39.
New Device Uses Light To Screen For MelanomaThe FDA has approved a first-of-its-kind device, called MelaFind, that makes detailed, digital images of skin growths and uses a computer to analyze them for signs of cancer.
FDA Approves Gene-Targeting Skin Cancer DrugThe Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind drug to treat the deadliest form of skin cancer by targeting a particular genetic mutation found in about half of patients.
A Melanoma Smart Phone App - Really?These days, you can find smart phone "apps" that promise to do just about everything. Now, there’s one that says it can help determine your risk for melanoma. The new apps claim to turn your smart phone into a medical imaging device.
Protect Your Skin Before Heading OutdoorsTexans will be enjoying the Memorial Day weekend at cook-outs, pool parties and trips to the lake. But before going out, don’t forget to protect your skin.
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