OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty will be out until at least next week after he had a melanoma removed from his right ear.
Cancer survivor set to run 10K race in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Draper man recovering from skin cancer detected by his hair stylist last year during a routine haircut is feeling good and plans to run in the Salt Lake City Marathon on...
Discoveries that revolutionized cancer care win Nobel Prize
Two researchers from the U.S. and Japan won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that have revolutionized cancer care, turning the body's immune system loose to fight tumors in an approach credited with saving an untold number of lives.
James Allison of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University learned how cancer can put the brakes on the immune system — and how to release those brakes.
Stoops: Defensive lineman Paschal has melanoma on foot
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Defensive lineman Josh Paschal has a malignant melanoma on his right foot and offensive line coach John Schlarman is dealing with an unspecified health issue, according to Kentucky coach Mark Stoops.
The sophomore recently had lesions removed from the bottom of the foot, Stoops said Friday. Paschal was awaiting results from another procedure Wednesday. Paschal had 17 tackles (4.5 for loss) and 3.5 sacks as a freshman and was expected to play a bigger role this season.
Free sunscreen popping up in Vermont parks
Free sunscreen is popping up in Vermont parks.
New England Cable News reports that 11 Vermont state parks have free sunscreen dispensers.
NECN reports that Vermont health officials say Vermont ranks only behind Utah in the nation when it comes to per-capita rate of new melanoma cases. Most cases of melanoma tumors are caused by UV exposure.
Missouri college coach aims to inspire after facing cancer
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — She felt sick. She regretted having the surgery. She couldn't imagine getting out of bed.
The legendary athlete was isolated, unsure how well she'd recover.
But still, Jackie Stiles was determined to win. Including all her accomplishments on the court, this one away — from the hardwood — might be her best.
This feat can't be quantified in points and likely won't result in a banner hanging from the JQH Arena rafters.
Oregon hospital pursues ‘war on melanoma’
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Health & Science University has declared a 'war on melanoma' and is recruiting unusual foot soldiers for the job: hair dressers, makeup artists, masseurs, nail technicians and tattoo artists.
Oregon has one of the worst rates of skin cancer in the nation so the idea is to educate professionals whose jobs involve looking at skin to the warning signs of melanoma.
Study: Skin-cancer survivors less likely to die of melanoma
Those who have survived skin cancer don’t want to get it again, which likely makes them more vigilant about the state of their flesh. And a new study shows that vigilance can be life-saving.
Longmont Student Raising Money for Melanoma Research by Putting on Golf Tournament
If you go
What: Sunshine Showdown golf tournament
When: 8 a.m. Friday
Where: Twin Peaks Golf Course, 1200 Cornell Drive, Longmont
More info: 2018sunshineshowdown.com
The project that Silver Creek High School senior Delaney Tureson has been working on since November 2016 is culminating on Friday.
Tureson set up a golf tournament to raise money for melanoma research and honor her late aunt, Tracy Ayers, a Manhattan Middle School theater and dance teacher who died in April 2008 from melanoma.
Spouses can boost early detection for melanoma patients
CHICAGO (AP) — There's an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study says.
Spouses may be apt to notice suspicious moles on their partners that could signal melanoma, the most dangerous type skin cancer. More importantly, they may also be more inclined to nag their partners to get those moles checked out, the researchers said.
Minnesota man writes about marathons, fighting cancer
RED WING, Minn. (AP) — A 70-year-old endurance athlete from eastern Minnesota has written a book about his battle with melanoma and love of competing in marathons.
Frank A. Bures: The type of medical insurance affects melanoma treatment
The type of medical insurance (not health insurance because who is going to pay you to be healthy?) you have, can be an influence on how quickly you receive definitive treatment for melanoma, according to a study published in the October 4 2017, JAMA Dermatology journal. It was done by members of the University of North Carolina dermatology department.
Boston University researchers have made crucial headway on a technique to protect redheads from the deadliest form of skin cancer, which the predominately pale population is up to 100 times more likely to develop.
“Every summer, many of us can just go and enjoy the sun, but red-haired people can’t do that,” said one of the lead researchers, BU Pharmacology post-doc Shuyang Chen. “The sunlight is very dangerous to them. We wanted to focus on how to let them enjoy the sun.”
Main Event: Fun run shines a light on melanoma
Chilly temperatures did not deter the nearly 800 people who attended the 12th annual Stay Out of the Sun Run, May 19 at Lourdes High School. The 5K, 10K, and walk event, hosted by TerraLoco, raised $30,000 for the Stay Out of the Sun Foundation to benefit the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center for melanoma research and education.
Khloé Kardashian has a ‘susceptibility’ to melanoma
Khloé Kardashian has been warned she has a "susceptibility" to melanoma.
The 32-year-old television personality spoke to 21-year-old clairvoyant Tyler Henry on his show 'Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry', and the psychic told the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star she has to take extra care with her health because he kept seeing visions of skin during their meeting, which he claimed is a sign of skin cancer.
Owning It: Dr. Louise Perkins fights cancer from the frontlines
There’s nothing theoretical about fighting cancer for Dr. Louise Perkins.
The Trumbull resident and chief science officer for the Melanoma Research Alliance has observed the disease from almost every angle, in a lab far from patients and up close as an advocate for her sister, who eventually died of colon cancer.
Gordon Hospital to offer free skin cancer screening
(Calhoun, Ga.) -- According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer. In observance of National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Gordon Hospital, in partnership with the Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Dermatology Center, will offer free skin cancer screenings on Monday, May 1 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Harris Radiation Therapy Center to give people the opportunity to have their skin checked by health professionals.
Natalie Grantham was having breakfast with her dad over Thanksgiving break a few months ago when she got a call from her dermatologist.
A mole on her thigh that the physician's assistant had recently removed tested positive for melanoma.
Grantham, who lives in Mount Pleasant and works in public relations, was diagnosed with cancer at 29.
"I never expected it to come back and be malignant — ever," she said. "I was just shocked."
Kingwood mom hopes to raise awareness through book
A freckle on the sole of a foot. That's all it took to change Elizabeth Egan and her family's lives forever.
Now the Kingwood resident hopes to educate others through a book she wrote after Egan's daughter Ashley was diagnosed with metatstatic melanoma in 2013.
"My head was exploding with everything that was going on," Egan said.
Skin cancer drop in Northeast bucks rising rates elsewhere
CHICAGO (AP) — A decline in melanoma cases and deaths in Northeast states bucks a national trend for the deadliest skin cancer and may reflect benefits of strong prevention programs, a study suggests.
Some immune-boosting cancer drugs may pose rare heart risks
Doctors have found a disturbing downside to some powerful new drugs that harness the immune system to fight cancer: In rare cases, they may cause potentially fatal heart damage, especially when used together.
"The problem is, no one has this on their radar," so patients are not routinely checked for it, said Dr. Javid Moslehi, head of a Vanderbilt University clinic specializing in heart risks from cancer therapies.
In its decade-long run as CBS’s most popular primetime sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory” has earned the network — and its stars — untold millions.
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The cast of CBS's hit comedy show "The Big Bang Theory" has filmed a public service announcement to raise awareness about skin cancer after learning of the death of a young Maryland fan.
The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/2ax6KBg ) reports that the video features the cast reminding young fans to have their skin checked by a dermatologist for melanoma.
The cast filmed the spot after learning about 17-year-old...
Genes Tied to Red Hair, Pale Skin Greatly Raise Melanoma Risk?
TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- DNA that's tied to red hair, fair skin and freckles may also be highly linked to a person's genetic odds of skin cancer, new research suggests.
The study's British authors estimate that having the gene is roughly equivalent to the person spending an extra 21 years in the sun.
"It has been known for a while that a person with red hair has an increased likelihood of developing skin cancer, but this is the first time that the...
Friends, Make-a-Wish Foundation support family of girl fighting melanoma
Sunscreen doesn’t work as well as it says: What to do?
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