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.
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...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...