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People Connect Being Tan With Being Healthy — The Opposite is True

There's been widespread concern  about the rising incidence of melanoma, which affects 75,000 Americans annually and results in nearly 9,000 deaths. Researchers speculate the uptick may be connected to the popularization of tanning beds, and some states are even considering legislation that would prohibit minors from going to tanning facilities. Mayo [...]

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Spring Break Brings Reminders of Skin Care Concerns

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Spring break is just around the corner for many students, and as they prepare for the sandy beaches of popular vacation destinations, some are making trips to the tanning salon first ... but at what cost? “Tanning beds emit UVA rays which damage the cells in [...]

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Estudio descubre drástico aumento en cáncer de piel entre las personas de mediana edad

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 4 de febrero de 2014 — Un nuevo estudio de Mayo Clinic descubrió que entre hombres y mujeres de mediana edad (40 a 60 años de edad), en general se suscitó una incidencia óctuple de cáncer de piel entre 1970 y 2009, según publicó la edición de [...]

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Study Finds Dramatic Rise in Skin Cancer among Middle-Aged Adults

ROCHESTER, Minn — Feb. 4, 2014 — A new Mayo Clinic study found that among middle-aged men and women, 40 to 60 years old, the overall incidence of skin cancer increased nearly eightfold between 1970 and 2009, according to a study published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study Finds Dramatic Rise in Skin Cancer in Young Adults

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 26, 2012.  Even as the rates of some cancers are falling, Mayo Clinic is seeing an alarming trend: the dramatic rise of skin cancer, especially among people under 40. According to a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the April issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Building Melanoma Vaccine to Combat Skin Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have trained mouse immune systems to eradicate skin cancer from within, using a genetic combination of human DNA from melanoma cells and a cousin of the rabies virus. The strategy, called cancer immunotherapy, uses a genetically engineered version of the vesicular stomatitis virus to [...]

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Skin Cancer Rates

In this Mediacl Edge Radio episode, Dr. Jerry Brewer outlines the finidings of a study that took at look at the rising rates of skin cancer. To listen, click the link below. Skin Cancer Rates

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In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Edward Creagan tells us about melanoma. To listen, click the link below. Melanoma

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Tanning and Your Skin

We hear the dangers all the time, yet lounging in the sun to "get some color" is still a popular thing to do.  In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Ed Creagan talks about the effects of the sun's rays on our skin. To listen, click the link [...]

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Skin Cancer Awareness

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Suzanne Connolly talks about the importance of being "skin aware". To listen, click the link below. Skin Cancer Awareness

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Sunlight and Skin Cancer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Dr. Suzanne Connolly discusses the relationship between sunlight and skin cancer. To listen, click the link below. Sunlight and Skin Cancer

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Skin Cancer

In this Medical Edge episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Suzanne Connolly discusses skin cancer. To listen, click the link below. Skin Cancer

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Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Remember what it was like to be a teenager? How embarrassing it was to have a blemish or a bad hair day? So imagine being 17 – a diagnosis of melanoma – and you end up with a large bald spot where the skin cancer was removed. This young lady [...]

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How Skin Cancer Spreads

Cover up and use sunscreen to protect yourself from skin cancer. Sound familiar? Those words of warning should be taken seriously because a certain type of skin cancer called malignant melanoma can kill. How can a tiny mole on your shoulder or leg be so deadly?

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One of the top reasons people search the Mayo Clinic website is for information about skin disorders.  On Saturday, Oct. 26, Dawn Davis, M.D., will join us to discuss many of the skin disorders that plague patients every day.  We’ll discuss warts, lice, psoriasis, skin cancer, acne and eczema.  Join [...]

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Chemo Targets (pkg)

Malignant melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. If caught early, melanoma can be cured. But once it’s spread, the disease can be tough to treat. The good news is that treatments keep getting better. Doctors at Mayo Clinic are using a new surgical technique to deliver high doses [...]

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The Four Stages of Melanoma - The Deadliest Form of Cancer

Richard Joseph, M.D., medical oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, talks about the most deadly form of skin cancer, known as melanoma. Here he explains the differences in the four stages of melanoma.  [TRT 3:16] Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Joseph are available in the downloads

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TUESDAY Q & A: Baseline risk assessment gives patients better understanding of skin cancer risk

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My physician recommended that I be screened by a dermatologist for a baseline risk assessment. What is this, and is it necessary? I use sunscreen regularly and have skin that normally does not burn. Am I still at risk for skin cancer? ANSWER: Anyone can get skin cancer. So [...]

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Skin Cancer: What Causes It and Who's at Risk?

Anokhi Jambusaria-Pahlajani, M.D., dermatologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, talks about skin cancer. She discusses the different types of skin cancer, signs to look for on your skin, causes, who's at risk and when you should get screened by a dermatologist for a baseline risk assessment.  [TRT 3:35] Journalists: The [...]

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New Drug For Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma

It’s the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, and in its advanced stages can become disfiguring and life threatening. For patients with few treatment options, a Mayo Clinic - led study has found that the drug Erivedge (vismodegib) can shrink advanced basal cell carcinoma tumors. The tumors shrank in 43 [...]

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