Screening Tips for Finding Skin Cancer Early

these cancers with sun safety awareness is important – but so is detecting skin lesions in their earliest, most treatable stage. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is now…

What’s New in Skin Cancer Research?

will develop skin cancer. While melanoma tumors begin in the skin’s pigment-containing cells, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell cancers develop in cells at the base of the outer layer…

What Are the Most Common Cancers in Women?

to Prevent Cancer How Does Alcohol Cause Cancer? 3. Colorectal cancer Approximately 63,000 new cases will be diagnosed in U.S. women in 2016 While colorectal cancer is the third most…

What is Cancer? Common Questions, Answered

the United States, the most common are non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and colorectal cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer cells. Some cancers…

What Is Cancer Immunotherapy?

on the immune system’s attack on cancer cells. Such drugs have been shown to be helpful against numerous kinds of cancer, including melanoma skin cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, bladder…

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…

Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide

metastatic breast cancer. If you’re looking for additional information or resources, try exploring one of the sites below: Breastcancer.org Metastatic Trial Talk Living Beyond Breast Cancer Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance…

Is Cancer Contagious?

a cancer patient. Cancer cells are far different from infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses. A cancer cell is essentially a normal cell whose growth and division machinery has…

Skin Tags: What You Should Know

a covering epidermis, they are benign, or noncancerous. Cancerous skin tags It is extremely rare that a skin tag becomes precancerous or cancerous – however, if your skin tag, as…

Is Itching a Sign of Cancer?

the bloodstream into the intestines. The types of gastrointestinal cancer that are most commonly associated with obstructive jaundice include pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, and gallbladder cancer. Melanoma Melanoma is a…

Explaining the Complexities of Cancer

This post originally appeared on Cancer Research Catalyst , the official blog of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Burgeoning understanding of the biology of cancer has led to…