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Check Your Assumptions at the Door, Advises Outlier Patient

For years, Jacqueline Smith, PhD, had patience with — and a sense of humor about — people who just don’t get her medical history and say and do annoying things. A Black woman who developed stage 3 melanoma twice before her 30th birthday, Smith acknowledges that she is “totally an anomaly” and an “outlier” because […]

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Bereaved individuals may face higher risk of dying from melanoma

Individuals who experience the loss of a partner are less likely to be diagnosed with melanoma but face an increased risk of dying from the disease, according to research published in the British Journal of Dermatology. The researchers, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Aarhus University Hospital, investigated whether bereaved […]

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How much sunshine causes melanoma? It’s in your genes

Australian researchers from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have shown that 22 different genes help to determine how much sun exposure a person needs to receive before developing melanoma. For people at high genetic risk, sun exposure in childhood is a strong contributing factor while people at low genetic risk develop melanoma only after a […]

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Hairdressers are willing to help customers detect skin cancers

(Reuters Health) – Most hair stylists at salons and barber shops may be interested in getting trained to detect skin cancers on the scalp, face and neck, researchers say. Since hairdressers see a customer’s head and neck skin up close and regularly, they’re able to look for unusual spots or changes that could be melanoma, […]

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Nodular melanoma: What to know

This article will explain what nodular melanoma is and describe the symptoms to look out for. What is nodular melanoma? Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. There are four main types of melanoma. Nodular melanoma accounts for 15–25 percent of melanoma diagnoses. Compared to the other kinds of melanoma, nodular melanoma grows […]