MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After four decades of using strong prescription drugs to treat Crohn's disease, a chronic digestive disorder, Patty developed an aggressive form of skin cancer.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Thomas didn't get much rest during the four weeks between seasons. The 2017 FedEx Cup champion helped raise money for hurricane victims in the Bahamas, spent two weeks...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy's office announced Friday that biopsies of skin variations removed from his forehead confirmed a basal cell carcinoma, or a mild form of skin...
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...
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...
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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