Skin Cancer

Melanoma, Readhead, SunHat

Why Redheads Are At Risk for Melanoma

When it comes to guarding against skin cancer, routine sunscreen use is important for everyone. But for the redheads of the world, protection from the sun’s rays is critical.

07/10/2015

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Despite Cancer Risks, Majority Of People Not Using Sunscreen

Though one in five people will develop skin cancer, many people are still not wearing sunscreen.

05/20/2015

A skin cancer screening. (WBZ-TV)

Vitamin B3, Breastfeeding Can Reduce Cancer Risks

A pair of new studies show possible ways to reduce the risk of skin cancer and breast cancer.

05/13/2015

The Blum Family van at a beach around Boston (WBZ-TV photo)

Dana-Farber Community Vans Providing Cancer Screening In Greater Boston

The van travels to communities within the city of Boston as well as outlying areas like Waltham, Brockton, and Quincy.

08/04/2014

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MGH Researchers Discover UV Radiation May Be Addictive

New research from Mass General Hospital shows there may be something addictive about UV radiation.

07/09/2014

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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.

05/19/2014

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The Risks Of Sun Exposure And How To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Now that sun exposure is considered a cancer risk on the same level with tobacco and asbestos, it’s time to get serious about protecting yourself.

06/03/2013

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FDA Unveils New Sunscreen Rules

Federal regulators will require sunscreen manufacturers to test their products’ effectiveness against sun rays that pose the greatest risk of skin cancer.

06/14/2011

UV Light Dryers

Link Between Salon Nail Dryers And Cancer?

Those salon nail dryers that use UV light might be dangerous.

WBZ-TV–10/22/2010