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How to safeguard yourself against malignant melanoma

How to safeguard yourself against malignant melanoma By Samuel Broder The term malignant melanoma and melanoma describe the most serious form of skin cancer, whose frequency is rising due to increasing sun exposures, especially when intermittent high-dose exposures (sunburns) come into play. Melanomas originate in melanocytes, which are specialized skin cells that make a protective brown pigment (melanin) to shield the skin against the harmful effects of the sun. Melanomas may arise in a mole …

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Melanoma cases likely to decline

Article found on stuff.co.nz: *New Zealand could lose its unenviable reputation as the skin-cancer centre of the world thanks to climate change.* Extreme levels of ultra-violet (UV) radiation caused by clear skies and bright sunshine kill between 250 and 300 Kiwis a year, giving New Zealand the highest death rate from melanoma in the world. However, there may be cause for celebration, with some scientists believing that by the second half of this century the …

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New cancer cases decline; melanoma on rise

Lauran Neergaard ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday, November 26, 2008 The rate of new cancer cases finally may be inching down – cautiously optimistic news but a gain that specialists worry could be derailed by economic turmoil. Death rates from cancer have been dropping slowly for years, thanks to earlier detection and better treatments. But preventing cancer is the ultimate goal, and Tuesday’s annual “Report to the Nation” on cancer also shows a small but encouraging change: …

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How We Fight Summer Heat

By: Stefan Anitei, Science Editor http://news.softpedia.com/ The summer is coming and our thermo-regulation system will be once again pushed to the limits. Did you know that the human body is more resistant to cold than it is to heat? The fact is that we have physiological mechanisms more effective for combating the cold than the heat. Temperature is a parameter characterizing the heating stage of a physical system while heat represents the energy transferred from …

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July: UV Safety Month

July: UV Safety Month

July has been deemed “Ultraviolet Safety Month” by the American Cancer Society. It is being sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) so the main focus is on eye protection. Your eyes are very sensitive organs and need to be protected all year round. Snow, sand, grass and water all reflect UV rays that can damage your eyes. Make sure that when you do wear protection that you know what you are buying. The …

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Most Skin Cancer Cases are Entirely Preventable!

By Kristine Willis Everyone is susceptible to skin cancer, however some have significantly higher risks of developing skin cancer based on the genes their parents pass to them. Some inherit specific genes directly related to causing skin cancer while others have a dramatically increased risk of developing skin cancer when UV exposure is combined with genes that affect physical attributes or cause related medical conditions. Be aware of your medical history and your potential increased …

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Self-exams, Screenings Vital For Detecting Skin Cancer

It doesn’t matter who you are, what race you are, your lifestyle or any other excuse you might have, everyone is susceptible to skin cancer so monthly self skin examinations are vital. “When detected early, most skin cancers can be successfully treated. In fact, melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is highly curable when found and treated early. The five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads …

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