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Breast Cancer and Skin Cancer Connection #2

Breast Cancer and Skin Cancer Connection #2

Patients with breast cancer or melanoma were almost 4 times more likely to develop the other malignancy in their lifetime.  This link is most likely due to the treatment that breast cancer patients receive. Breast cancer patients who receive external radiation therapy (XRT) have an especially heightened melanoma risk.  

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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Breast Cancer Awareness and Skin Cancer Connection #1

Breast Cancer Awareness and Skin Cancer Connection #1

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed (non-skin) cancer among women in the United States.  About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2013 are: About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. About 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive …

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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Skin Cancer is Color Blind

An article released in Modern Medicine is touching on a subject that seems to be allowing many people to slip through the skin cancer prevention cracks. Messages of skin cancer prevention and awareness have not been targeting people of color; Hispanics or African-Americans. Studies done in Florida have shown that “Melanoma rates among minorities signal a need for targeted outreach.” The American Academy of Dermatology is promoting Melanoma awareness among non-whites by targeting radio stations, but what is really needed are more …

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Wordless Wednesday
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Wordless Wednesday
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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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