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Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer May Lead to the Development of Other Cancers

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer May Lead to the Development of Other Cancers

“Skin Cancer” We hear the term often, but the details regarding the different types, and what they mean are frequently overlooked. We hear about celebrities, such as Hugh Jackman, being diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma—a non-melanoma skin cancer—yet no one seems too concerned for his health since having the spot removed. We see a picture with a bandage over his nose and think, “The spot was removed, and now he’s fine. No big deal. It’s …

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Genes That Cause Melanoma Discovered!

Scientist from the “Queensland Institute of Medical Research have found two new genes that together double a persons risk of melanoma.” A study team studied the genes of 6,000 people and found that “specific changes in two genes were found to make people more susceptible to developing moles. The researchers went on to show, in another 4,000 people, the same two genes increased the risk of developing melanoma – the most deadly form of skin …

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Vegetable-based Drug Could Inhibit Melanoma

There is amazing news in cancer research that has made me have a new found appreciation for the vegetables that I detested as a child. Broccoli and cabbage. This information could actually be used as a bribe to even get kids to eat their veggies! Compounds extracted from broccoli and cabbage could be a potent and non-toxic drug against melanoma. An associate professor at the Penn State School of Medicine, Gavin Robertson, Ph.D., and his colleagues have been …

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