Rare New Skin Cancer Increasing In Population.

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Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare highly aggressive and often deadly skin cancer that is   becoming more common. Although it only affects a few thousand yearly compared to tens of thousands with melanoma it can be deadly and is often more fatal than melanoma. Between 2000 and 2013 the number of MCC cases increased 95% compared to 57% for melanoma.It is predicted to increase from around 2500 cases in 2013 to more than 3200 in 2025. It is more...

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Is Melanoma Linked to Socioeconomic Factors and Fashion Trends?

Posted by in Blog, cancer, cancer research, cancer risk, melanoma, skin cancer

Retrospective research published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Public Health concluded that extenuating factors such as socioeconomic and fashion trends  have contributed to the increase of melanoma over the past century. Believing that early diagnosis and improved reporting practices  do not fully explain the steady increase in melanoma they explored factors that may also have contributed to the increase in the United States....

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Can Natural Products from Plants Protect the Skin from Damage and Skin Cancer During Radiotherapy?

Posted by in Blog, cancer, cancer risk, melanoma, natural cancer treatments, skin cancer

A new study published in the International Journal of Low Radiation, researchers concluded that three ubiquitous and well-studied natural products derived from plants can protect the skin against gamma radiation during radiotherapy. Otherwise, the normal skin around cancer cells can be harmed and at risk of hair loss, dermatological problems and even skin cancer. In their research they found the benefits of the organic, antioxidant compounds...

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Does Sunscreen Fully Protect You Against Melanoma?

Posted by in Blog, cancer, cancer prevention, cancer risk, melanoma, skin cancer

A new study published in Nature concluded that sunscreens do not protect totally against the development of skin cancer. Using genetically modified mice susceptible to melanoma the researchers disproved that ultraviolet light causes mutations in the DNA of melenocytes in a gene called p53. P53 is one of the genes considered a guardian  of the genome that is  key in detecting and repairing damage accumulating in cells from ul;ultraviolet light ...

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Are Young Skin Cancer Survivors Are Risk of Melanoma and Other Cancers Later in Life?

Posted by in Blog, cancer, cancer risk, cancer survivors, melanoma, skin cancer

A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention concluded that young people diagnosed with non melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) related to sun exposure, under the age of 25, have a higher risk of developing melanoma and other cancers later in life. The researchers collected hospital admissions and death rates from the All England Record-linked Hospital from 1999 to 2011 and constructed two cohorts: one cohort of over...

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