A local university is offering free skin cancer screenings in Philadelphia to help spread awareness of the disease.
Researchers say the melanoma cells produced certain compounds that weren’t detected in the VOCs from normal cells as well as more or less of other chemicals.
Philadelphia City Council will take up a bill later this month to regulate tanning salons, now that it’s been approved in committee.
3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more details.
Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in America that’s attacking a growing number of young men and women. Now, a New Jersey man has made it his mission to save lives.
In 2010, fewer than half of girls aged 13-17 had received even just one dose of the vaccine against hpv, while only 32% had received the recommended 3 doses. This, as the death rate from hpv-associated cancers is growing.
The most common form of skin cancer is non-melanoma skin cancer. We know that people affected by it are at an increased risk for developing another type of cancer later in life.
The risk of developing skin cancer is increased by exposure to sunlight. Sunblock can help protect against it but it is not one hundred percent.
There is an interesting report in the journal Cancer which has gained a great deal of attention because of potential protection against skin cancer including malignant melanoma.
The push is not due to the recent hue and cry over that New Jersey mom and her child in a tanning facility, but to what the American Cancer Society says are scary new figures about melanoma.
As New Jersey mom Patricia Krentcil stands in court, accused of bringing her daughter into a tanning bed, one look at her is raising some questions about the risks of excessive tanning.
A new study finds fewer people die from the skin cancer melanoma in U.S. counties that have at least one dermatologist.