You may think skin cancer only happens after decades in the sun or in tanning beds, but younger people get the diagnosis, too.
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.
Doctors who treat skin cancer designated the first Monday in May as a day to remind everyone about their risk for the disease.
A new free app developed at the University of Michigan Health System allows users to create a photographic baseline of their skin and photograph suspicious moles or other skin lesions, walking users step-by-step through a skin self-exam.
If a mole appears to be changing or growing, the photos can then be shared with a dermatologist to help determine whether a biopsy is necessary.
Dermatologist Henry Lim says look for unusual skin growths.
Beaumont dermatologists will host a free skin cancer screening at the Beaumont Medical Center, Sterling Heights, 44344 Dequindre Road, Suite 350 (across from Beaumont Hospital, Troy), on Monday, May 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Detroit’s Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Dr. Patricia LoRusso is co-leading a team that’s studying ways to personalize treatment for melanoma
There are no longer any visible signs of the skin cancer on the forehead of Ferndale’s Michael McShane.
Melanoma is thought to be caused by overexposure to the sun, and every year, close to 9,000 Americans die from it. But, an experimental treatment is offering hope for patients in the final stage of […]