Utah Gov. Herbert being treated for skin cancer
WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he is undergoing treatment for skin cancer.
Herbert said Wednesday that doctors believe they got it all. Herbert was sporting a bandage...
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...
Model-actress Dayanara Torres says she has skin cancer
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Dayanara Torres says she has skin cancer and is awaiting news on the treatment to follow after having undergone two surgeries.
The former Miss Universe said in an Instagram post Monday that doctors have "already removed a big area from the back of my knee & also they have removed 2 lymph nodes at the top of my leg where it had already spread."
Iowa Supreme Court justice battling cancer to resign
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht, who has been receiving treatment for skin cancer, will resign from the high court.
The court made the announcement in a news release Friday. Hecht's resignation is effective Dec. 13.
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.
Ailing Iowa Supreme Court justice to resume hearing cases
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht says he will resume hearing cases and participating in decisions as he continues treatment for skin cancer.
The high court announced Hecht's decision Wednesday in a news release. Hecht revealed in April that had been diagnosed with melanoma, considered the most serious type of skin cancer. Hecht has been treated in Sioux City and Rochester, Minnesota.
NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day
NEW YORK (AP) — The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field.
The sun's powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at most practice sites. So, slathered-on sunscreen, big bucket hats, long-sleeved T-shirts and slick sunglasses serve as lead blockers.
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.
MIAMI (AP) — As the summer sun beats down on Florida, a big yellow RV designed to diagnose and treat skin cancer will be roaming the streets.
The Skin Cancer Foundation's 38-foot (12-meter) mobile clinic is visiting Miami June 9-10. The RV has two exam rooms where dermatologists will give free screenings and educate patients about how to protect themselves from the sun, treat sunburns and what medications cause photosensitivity.
Iowa Supreme Court justice being treated for skin cancer
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Supreme Court justice is being treated for a form of skin cancer.
A court spokesman said Monday that Justice Daryl Hecht has been diagnosed with melanoma, considered the most serious type of skin cancer. Hecht has been treated in Sioux City and Rochester, Minnesota.
The spokesman says Hecht will participate in the court's decisions as his treatment allows.
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.
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.
California skin cancer surgeon named chair of UNMC’s new dermatology department
A California skin cancer surgeon with Midwestern roots has been named the founding chairperson of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s new dermatology department.
Maryland governor announces he has ‘non-serious skin cancer’
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who says he remains in remission from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, announced Thursday he has been diagnosed with "very non-serious skin cancer."
Hogan had some skin removed last month from his forehead as part of regular trips he makes to the dermatologist. The governor said it turned out to be basal-cell and squamous-cell skin cancer, but not melanoma, which is a serious form of skin cancer.
Local dermatologist on skin cancer, men’s skincare
GREENWICH — With one in every five people in the United States diagnosed with some form of skin cancer in their lifetime, Dr. Kim Nichols said it’s more important than ever to make sure everyone takes care with sun exposure.
UBS invited the Greenwich-based dermatologist to speak to a crowd of about 50 at the Perrot Memorial Library Thursday as part of its Women in Leadership series.
Los Angeles Zoo’s old Indian rhinoceros euthanized
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 48-year-old Indian rhinoceros that had survived skin cancer has been euthanized at the Los Angeles Zoo.
A zoo statement says the female rhinoceros named Randa was euthanized Monday due to signs of declining health including loss of appetite, difficulty moving and indications of kidney failure.
The zoo says Randa was the oldest Indian rhinoceros within zoos worldwide and had drawn attention to the plight of her species.
Patients with breast, prostate and some skin cancers will have another treatment option at St. John’s Medical Center by late spring or early summer 2018.
Called brachytherapy, the radiotherapy treatment involves a catheter inserted into the body to place radioactive “seeds” in or near a tumor.
The hospital’s board of trustees approved the administration’s proposal for capital expenditures for the treatment equipment during its Oct. 26 meeting.
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.
Skin cancer screening program stops in Philly
The Skin Cancer Foundation has launched Destination: Healthy Skin, a new program designed to save lives by educating the public about effective sun protection for skin cancer prevention as well as the importance of early detection.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson put the beer on ice and held a muted victory celebration. The morning after he hoisted another NASCAR trophy in victory lane, Johnson was in New York to have a form of skin cancer cut out of his right shoulder.
Shawn Vestal: Are we Cancer Town USA? It depends, as statistics paint complex, incomplete picture of disease
Is this Cancer Town USA?
A new federal project comparing health outcomes in the nation’s 500 largest cities makes it seem so. Spokane and Spokane Valley are tied for the nation’s highest rate of cancer diagnoses among adults – not including skin cancers – at 6.9 percent, according to the project by the Centers for Disease Control.
Dermatologists and professors of dermatology seem to agree that the use of sunscreen can not only help prevent skin cancer but also the application of sunscreen is the ultimate anti-aging tool.
Memorial Day weekend has long been considered the unofficial kickoff to the summer season. However, this year, with a mix of rain and clouds expected for much of the weekend, the holiday might not feel too summery.
But, even if the sun isn’t shining, it can still pose a danger to the skin.
Over the last few weeks, I have collected a few new scars.
Ten stitches here, 18 there. Here a stitch, there a stitch, everywhere a stitch, stitch.
And in a few days, I’ll collect more.
Stitches are annoying, all right, but they are better than staples. More on staples to come.
There are very few things I’m in a position to advise others on. As far as role models go, I’m not your guy.
But I do know this: Visit a dermatologist — that would be a skin doctor — regularly.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — May is skin cancer awareness month and Indiana health officials are reminding people that it is important to protect your skin and use sunscreen while enjoying the sun.
The Indiana State Department of Health says it's important to apply sunscreen at least every two hours, or after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.
Other suggestions offered in a Friday news release include wearing sunglasses, seeking midday shade, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and avoiding tanning beds.
(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.
Snow, sun and high altitude puts ski resort employees, patrons at greater risk for skin cancer
KINGMAN — Temperatures in the Bullhead City area and along the Colorado River are heating up and boaters, jet skiers and sun bathers will soon be out in force.
The area along the river enjoyed — or endured — another day in the 90s Wednesday and the short-term forecast calls for more of the same.
People will be boating, sunbathing and enjoying the sunny outdoors throughout the spring and summer. But a danger lies hidden in the warm sun: skin cancer.
Hugh Jackman believes his recurring skin cancer is the result of him "being an Aussie with English parents."
The 'Logan' star, who recently revealed he is undergoing treatment again after first being diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma in 2013, has urged people to "wear sunscreen and get a check-up," and admits he never used the protective lotion as a child in Australia.
Hugh Jackman says he’s ‘fine’ after latest skin cancer bout
BERLIN (AP) — Hugh Jackman arrived at the premiere of "Logan" with a small bandage on his nose after taking to Twitter to announce he had been treated for skin cancer once again.
But Jackman insisted he's OK.
"It is fine, it is all done, all fixed, all out. Thank you for asking," he said at the Friday night debut of the film at the Berlin Film Festival.
Hugh Jackman shows off bandaged nose after cancer treatment
Hugh Jackman has revealed another treatment for skin cancer.
The 48-year-old star of the X-Men and Wolverine franchises posted a selfie on social media Monday showing off his bandaged nose. Jackman writes, "Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent checks & amazing doctors, all's well. Looks worse w the dressing on than off!" He also offered his fans some advice to wear sunscreen.
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.
Sanders’ office says he had skin cancer removed from cheek
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' office says the Vermont senator had a small basal cell carcinoma removed from his cheek in an outpatient procedure.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, a form that is slow-growing and highly curable.
Sanders' office says the hour-long procedure was completed Thursday and the senator returned to work afterward. He later returned to Vermont.
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.
Researchers: Utah firefighters may be at higher risk for skin cancer
ETSU recognized for educating about indoor tanning danger
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University is the nation's first higher education institution to be designated an Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention.
According to the school, ETSU was selected because of its record of research and advocacy around skin cancer prevention and indoor tanning dangers.
For years, many dermatologists have urged patients to have a full-body visual check for skin cancer. But a new report by a panel of medical experts concluded for the second time in seven years that there is not enough evidence that these screenings benefit patients to recommend them as a preventive service.
In a review published this week in JAMA, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its 2009 review of visual skin...
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...
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...
Ray and the Sunbeatables, a sun safety curriculum developed by the MD Anderson Cancer Center and distributed by the CATCH Global Foundation, will be implemented in August for pre-kindergarten through first-grade students.
The new curriculum will be available in six Texas school districts including Brownsville and Los Fresnos, the CATCH Global Foundation said. The curriculum aims to educate teachers, parents and students about sun protection and promote sun safety behaviors...
We all know that the ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can be harmful to our skin. But most of us don’t take it as seriously as we should.
Regional West Health Services will be hosting a free public seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, in the Education Center in the upper lobby of the Regional West Medical Center. The purpose will be to discuss melanoma and other types of skin cancer. The seminar will cover skin cancer prevention, causes and risks, signs and...