Skin cancers (non-melanoma)
Skin Tags and Skin Cancer: What You Should Know

A skin tag is a narrow stalk of hanging skin that bulges at the end. Skin tags are usually flesh-colored and can develop anywhere on the body, but are most often found in areas where the skin rubs together, such as the neck and armpit. Skin cancer is a disease […]

March 23, 2018
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Risk and Prevention , Skin cancers (non-melanoma) , Uncategorized
Find Skin Cancer Early: Know Your ABCDEs [Infographic]

With an estimated 8,500 new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S. every day, it is important that you not only protect yourself from the sun’s UV rays, but also regularly check your skin for anything out of the ordinary. While freckles and moles are often harmless, it is […]

May 2, 2016
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Health Topics , Risk and Prevention , Skin cancers (non-melanoma)
Does Elevation Increase Risk for Skin Cancer?

One of the most common questions asked about skin cancer risk, particularly by those who ski or hike, is whether altitude can increase the chance of developing skin cancer, specifically melanoma. We spoke with Jennifer Lin, MD, a dermatologist in Dana-Farber’s Melanoma Treatment Center, to learn more. Elevation does affect […]

May 20, 2015
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Health Topics , Risk and Prevention , Skin cancers (non-melanoma)
Screening Tips for Finding Skin Cancer Early

As we peel off winter clothing and head for the beach, it’s a perfect time to learn about the benefits of screening exams for melanoma and other skin cancers. Preventing these cancers with sun safety awareness is important – but so is detecting skin lesions in their earliest, most treatable […]

May 4, 2015
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Care for adults , Research , Skin cancers (non-melanoma)
What’s New in Skin Cancer Research?

Although malignant melanoma has been attracting much of the media spotlight because of promising new immunotherapy drugs, advances are also being made in other types of skin cancer. Nonmelanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are very common, with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed […]

March 18, 2015
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Health Topics , Risk and Prevention , Skin cancers (non-melanoma)
Five Ways to Reduce Skin Cancer Risk this Winter

Whether you’re escaping the chill with a tropical vacation or skiing the slopes, sun safety is still important in the winter months. Because UV rays can be harmful even in frosty temperatures, protecting your skin is a year-round responsibility. Allison Goddard, MD, of Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center for Skin […]

February 11, 2015
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General interest , Health Topics , Melanoma , Skin cancers (non-melanoma)
What’s the Difference Between Melanoma and Skin Cancer?

Many people think that skin cancer and melanoma are the same thing, but actually, melanoma is one type of skin cancer. Other forms of the disease are less aggressive and more common. Melanoma is the rarest form of skin cancer, with approximately 76,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. It […]

May 14, 2014
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Cancer research , Care for adults , Care for children , Skin cancers (non-melanoma)
Teens and young adults overlook skin cancer risk

The call of the beach is hard to ignore on sunny summer days. Yet many teens and young adults do not follow protection tips when they hit the sand. They remain the most difficult age group to convince that ultraviolet (UV) rays, which come from the sun and indoor tanning […]

July 2, 2012
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Health Topics , Melanoma
The Truth About Melanoma and Skin Cancer: Facts and Common Myths

Often caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight, melanoma accounts for only 4 to 5 percent of skin cancer cases, but is responsible for most skin cancer-related deaths. As with many forms of cancer, melanoma is often misunderstood, and myths persist. When detected and treated in its earliest […]

April 26, 2012
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Skin cancers (non-melanoma)
Skin Cysts and Cancerous Growths: What is the Difference?

New bumps or lumps on the skin can be concerning, especially if you aren’t sure whether it is a cancerous growth or a benign cyst. While it is often possible to distinguish between the two by touch and appearance, in some cases additional tests may be needed to determine which […]

October 10, 2017
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General interest , Survivorship
If You Don’t Mind Me Asking — Dating, Post-Cancer

This post originally appeared in the Love U column of the Daily Trojan, the student newspaper of the University of Southern California. By Eva Grant I was talking to Dan on Tinder. A witty back and forth. I’m good at that. We were joking about a Greek myth. “So,” he […]

March 14, 2016
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Care for adults , Chemotherapy , Health and Wellness , Health Topics
How to Care for Your Skin After Cancer Treatment

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may cause changes to your skin during and after cancer treatment. Follow these tips and check in with your doctor regularly to ensure your skin is in the healthiest condition possible throughout your cancer experience. Chemotherapy Dry skin is a common side effect of chemotherapy. If […]

August 14, 2015
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Patient Stories, Adult
Rare Blood Cancer Patient is Cancer-Free After Clinical Trial

Keith Rohleder was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive blood cancer that most people have never heard of. But a new clinical trial put him into remission.

June 15, 2018
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Breast cancer , Inflammatory breast cancer
What’s the Latest in Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research?

Scientists are making headway in understanding the basic biological mechanisms at work in inflammatory breast cancer (IBC)—and how to intervene in ways that may slow or stop the cancer.

June 11, 2018
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Cancer research , General interest , Risk and Prevention
5 Things to Know About Early Cancer Detection

Methods of early detection can include cancer screening, which means to search for cancerous cells or tissue when no symptoms are present.

April 25, 2018
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General interest , Immunotherapy
What is Cancer? Common Questions, Answered

How does cancer start? In general, how is it treated? Here's the basics of what you need to know.

April 24, 2018
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Breast cancer , Young women with breast cancer
Pregnancy and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

Every year in the United States, one in 3,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy.

April 23, 2018
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Cervical Cancer , Colon Cancer , General interest , Stomach (Gastric) cancer
Infections and Cancer: What You Should Know

Common infections, such as those that cause the common cold, do not cause cancer or make cancer more likely to occur. However, infections with specific types of viruses, bacteria, or parasites can increase an individual's risk for certain kinds of cancer.

April 13, 2018
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Risk and Prevention
What Causes Cancer? 9 Risk Factors to Know About

Researchers have established some of the main factors that can increase or decrease your overall cancer risk.

April 10, 2018
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Immunotherapy
What is Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for Cancer?

Monoclonal antibody therapy is a kind of immunotherapy that empowers the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells.

March 15, 2018
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