New Hampshire, Vermont On List Of States With Highest Risk Of Melanoma Linked To UV RaysMelanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in the United States.
Melanoma Rates Dropping In Young People, Skin Cancer Study SaysMelanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but a new study published in JAMA Dermatology finds melanoma rates are actually dropping, at least in young people. Melanoma is linked to exposing skin to ultraviolet light (UV), most notably through sunburns during childhood.
Doctors Provide Free Skin Cancer Screenings For BeachgoersA special van from the Dana Farber Cancer Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital set up shop at Carson Beach.
Quincy Mother Shares Skin Cancer Survival Story For Melanoma MondayOn this Melanoma Monday dermatologists want to bring attention to skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States.
Spouses Can Boost Early Detection For Melanoma Patients, Study SaysSpouses may be apt to notice suspicious moles on their partners that could signal melanoma, the most dangerous type skin cancer.
Skin Cancer Drop In Northeast Bucks Rising Rates ElsewhereThe new study found melanoma dropped in five of nine Northeast states over a decade and death rates declined in six of the nine states.
Senate OKs Bill Banning Teens Under 18 From Tanning SalonsThe Massachusetts Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds.
Why Redheads Are At Risk for MelanomaWhen 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.
Despite Cancer Risks, Majority Of People Not Using SunscreenThough one in five people will develop skin cancer, many people are still not wearing sunscreen.
Vitamin B3, Breastfeeding Can Reduce Cancer RisksA pair of new studies show possible ways to reduce the risk of skin cancer and breast cancer.
Dana-Farber Community Vans Providing Cancer Screening In Greater BostonThe van travels to communities within the city of Boston as well as outlying areas like Waltham, Brockton, and Quincy.
MGH Researchers Discover UV Radiation May Be Addictive New research from Mass General Hospital shows there may be something addictive about UV radiation.
May Is Melanoma Awareness MonthAfter 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.
The Risks Of Sun Exposure And How To Protect Your Skin This SummerNow 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.
FDA Unveils New Sunscreen RulesFederal regulators will require sunscreen manufacturers to test their products' effectiveness against sun rays that pose the greatest risk of skin cancer.