Items Tagged ‘Skin Cancer’

May 18, 2018

May Is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

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Sun Valley, ID —OMNI Health  (OMNI) announces the launch of skin cancer programs for national skin cancer detection and prevention month. As the month of May brings skin cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated […]

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Tags: News, Skin Cancer


April 5, 2018

Tafinlar® + Mekinist® Demonstrates Long Term Survival Benefit for BRAF Mutation-Positive Metastatic Melanoma

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CancerConnect News: Metastatic melanoma patients with the BRAF V600 mutation treated with the combination of Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) + Mekinist® (trametinib) can experience long term cancer free survival according to results presented at the 53rdAnnual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago.1 About Melanoma  Metastatic melanoma refers to skin cancer that has spread from […]

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Tags: BRAF 600, Mekinist rametinib, Melanoma, Metastatic melanoma treatment, News, Precision Cancer Medicine, Skin Cancer, Tafinlar (dabrafenib)


February 2, 2018

PD-1 Antibody Cemiplimab Appears Promising for Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin

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Cemiplimab an investigational human antibody targeting PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1), is yet another “checkpoint inhibitor” that was evaluated in 82 patients with advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC).  Early trial results suggest that cemiplimab may represent a viable treatment option for individuals diagnosed with CSCC. About Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma (CSCC) CSCC is […]

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Tags: cemiplimab, immunotherapy, News, PD-1, Skin Cancer


January 5, 2018

Start 2018 Right: Plan for Cancer Screening and Save Lives!

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Screening guidelines should initiate conversations with your healthcare team.  Charles H Weaver MD, Editor CancerConnect CancerConnect News: The goal of cancer screening is to find disease at early stages in people who are otherwise asymptomatic—before it causes symptoms and when it may be more easily treatable.  Screening tests are not available for every type of […]

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Tags: breast, Breast Cancer, cancer screening, colon, Colon Cancer, lung, Lung Cancer, News, Skin Cancer


May 6, 2011

Many Young Women Continue to Tan

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According to a survey by the American Academy of Dermatology, use of tanning beds remains a common practice among young, white women. Intentional outdoor tanning was also widely reported. Sun exposure has long been linked with skin cancer, and a growing body of evidence indicates that tanning beds also increase risk. Exposure to sunlamps or […]

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Tags: General Skin Cancer, Health and Wellness, Melanoma, Screening/Prevention Melanoma, Skin Cancer


March 27, 2009

An Unhealthy Glow

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Indoor tanning is a $5 billion–per–year industry that’s marketed itself as safe and even beneficial. The truth may not be so sunny. By Kari Bohlke, ScD Each year in the United States, an estimated 28 million people visit an indoor tanning facility, with a majority of visits made by women and teenage girls. In a […]

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March 27, 2009

Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know Now

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Although many cases of skin cancer are curable, others are not. Prevention and early detection are the keys to good outcomes. By Kari Bohlke, ScD Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million new cases each year. Skin cancer is often divided into two broad […]

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February 6, 2009

What Every Woman Should Know About Cancer Screening

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By Jennifer Maxon, RN Over the past several decades, long-term cancer survival rates have been on the rise.1 These improved outcomes are largely credited to screening measures for certain types of cancers. In general, cancer that can be detected and treated in its earliest stages, prior to any spread—and often prior to any symptoms—is associated […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Melanoma, Skin Cancer


February 6, 2009

Cancer Vaccines: Stimulating the Immune System to Attack Cancer

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As the age of personalized medicine approaches, the look and feel of cancer treatment may change dramatically. What if, rather than receiving one-size-fits all anticancer drugs, patients were treated with specially formulated treatments made to target their own cancer cells? What if patient’s own cancer and immune cells were actually used to develop a treatment […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Melanoma, Prostate Cancer, Skin Cancer


February 6, 2009

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation

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The development of skin cancer is certainly a risk for any individual, but particularly for those of us who spend time in the outdoors. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that by taking certain steps to protect yourself from the sun, you can safely enjoy your time outside. The following recommendations from Skin Cancer […]

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February 6, 2009

How to Recognize Early Signs of Skin Cancer

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Any changes to your skin should be discussed promptly with your healthcare provider. In particular, the following lists of abnormalities may be signs of nonmelanoma skin cancer or melanoma. Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer:1 A sore that does not heal. Areas of the skin that are: Small, raised, smooth, shiny, and waxy. Small, raised, and red or […]

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February 6, 2009

Nonsurgical Approaches to Treatment of Skin Cancer

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Surgery remains the treatment of choice for most patients, but other options are available. Each year in the U.S., more than 1,000,000 people are diagnosed with basal cell or squamous cell skin cancers.1 Unlike melanoma, these types of skin cancer are rarely deadly. They can, however, cause extensive tissue destruction and disfigurement, and they commonly […]

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February 6, 2009

What is Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer?

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Skin cancer is often divided into two broad categories: melanoma and nonmelanoma. Non-melanoma skin cancer refers to several different types of skin cancer, but the most common types are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma accounts for roughly 80 percent of all cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer.1 Basal cell carcinoma most […]

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February 6, 2009

Surgery for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

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Surgery remains the treatment of choice for most patients, but other options are available. Each year in the U.S., more than 1,000,000 people are diagnosed with basal cell or squamous cell skin cancers.1 Unlike melanoma, these types of skin cancer are rarely deadly. They can, however, cause extensive tissue destruction and disfigurement, and they commonly […]

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February 6, 2009

From the National Cancer Institute publication “What You Need to Know™ About Skin Cancer”

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Your doctor or nurse may suggest that you do a regular skin self-exam to check for skin cancer, including melanoma. The best time to do this exam is after a shower or bath. You should check your skin in a room with plenty of light. You should use a full-length mirror and a hand-held mirror. […]

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