The American Cancer Society says research shows people who use tanning beds are much more likely to develop melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, than those who never did.
If you're out and about this summer, you might spot Dr. Steven Pandelidis, a surgical oncologist with Apple Hill Surgical Associates in York, PA. He says, "I do a lot of outdoor activities and triathlons, and I see a lot of people running around. If I see a funny-looking mole, I tell them to get it looked at."
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. It is diagnosed in more than two million people each year. Yet, many Americans, especially during the summer months, continue to expose themselves to the harmful rays of the sun without protection while they work, play or are on vacation. Would you know how to recognize skin cancer’s warning signs?
(Boston, MA) -- With balmy temperatures hitting the region within the past couple of weeks, many Central Pennsylvanians have been spending time outside enjoying the sunny skies. But spending too much time in the sun can be dangerous, potentially leading to skin cancer and complications for some cancer patients themselves.
Sunscreen for your baby? You might think that’s the right thing to do when you take your baby outdoors this summer. But first, check out these tips for summer sun safety. Infants under 6 months of age need special protection from the sun—not sunscreen.
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Scientists have learned how a common cold virus can kill tumors and trigger an immune response, like a vaccine, when injected into the blood stream. This is a significant step forward in developing this new cancer treatment.
Why is it important to have a conversation about minorities and cancer? Dr. Oralia Dominic of Penn State Hershey College of Medicine says, “When you hear the word ‘cancer,’ you associate it with a death sentence. 20 or 30 years ago, there wasn’t a lot of hope. But today, in 2012, we are more advanced in what we know and the tools that are available to detect and, treat and prevent the disease. My hopes for this conversation are that individuals are inspired and encouraged to take action and take control of their health.“
(Lancaster) -- Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Now that summer's around the corner, it's especially important to take care of the body's largest organ when venturing outside. But many people, including African-Americans and Latinos, don't protect their skin against the sun because they don't think they're at risk of getting skin cancer.
As the U.S. population grows in number and in age, the question of how we will continue to provide health care for our citizens is a critical one. An imminent nursing shortage—as evidenced by the lack of sufficient students currently enrolled in nursing programs—has made nursing one of the most in-demand careers in coming decades, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics expecting better than average job growth for the field between 2010 and 2020.