Medical Review By: Dr. Ted Schiff Anyone who’s had breast cancer or skin cancer should know the unfortunate truth: Having one of these diseases seems to increase the likelihood of developing the other. The risk for getting hit with this double whammy appears to be highest among younger women. And unfortunately, the form of skin
melanoma skin cancer
Medical Review By: Thomas Pham, MD Your lips are important for lots of things, including chewing and kissing. While the occasional cold sore or cause of chapped lips is annoying, lip cancer is another story entirely. Lip cancer in its early stages is hard to notice, but that’s when it’s most treatable. By the
Medical Review By: Ted Schiff, MD When you examine your feet, you’re probably more concerned about dry heels or nail problems than melanoma. After all, melanoma usually occurs in parts of the body that get a lot of sun exposure. But foot melanoma — the skin cancer that killed reggae star Bob Marley — is real.
Medical Review By: Alissa O’Brien, MD Whether you’re in your 30s, 20s or teens, chances are you think of skin cancer as a vague and distant threat, if you think of it at all. But the statistics may surprise you. It’s true that melanoma, which can be fatal, is most often seen in older
Did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer? Approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. That means approximately one in five Americans develop skin cancer. While melanoma is not the most common type of skin cancer, it is the most dangerous. It is responsible for 10,000