Bob Lawrence’s journey with Metastatic Melanoma Cancer

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Summery Christmas down under

Sun, sun, warm sun. We had a great time here down under on Christmas Day with 25°C temperatures. Lazing around on the beach or by pool. Hmmm, I haven’t done that in a while. The sun is such a … [Read more...]

Sunscreen: friend or foe?

Sunscreens are supposed to protect our skin from the sun's UV rays, thereby lowering the risk for skin cancer, especially the deadly melanoma. Now come these claims that sunscreens actually do just … [Read more...]

Summer is coming: how to prevent and check for melanoma

Resource Post for May In preparation for the summer season, there are health observances in May that are focusing on awareness about skin cancer. May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and … [Read more...]

Worth Repeating: No Such Thing as a Safe Tan

Last week headlines across the globe shared the same note on the notion of safe tanning. All headlines seemed to agree. There is no guarantee that indoor tanning is safe. From WebMD, September … [Read more...]

Being Sun Smart Across the Globe

Sun Smart Campaigns are taking place from Australia to the U.S. Take a peek at a few videos from all over the world: Australia Canada New Zealand Israel United States United States Did you … [Read more...]

Melanoma, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Methotrexate

Methotrexate (MTX) is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) commonly prescribed to RA (rheumatoid arthritis patients). Now, according to Australian researchers, increased risk of melanoma … [Read more...]

The M Word

Melanoma A type of cancer that forms in the melanocyte cells, which are the cells that form the melanin or pigment of the skin. Melanoma is less common than other skin cancers, but is the most … [Read more...]

Melanoma: Otherwise Known As Skin Cancer

By Michael Russell Melanoma is the most common form of skin cancer and skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the Western world. It begins in skin cells called melanocytes. (Read the rest … [Read more...]

What is Melanoma?

By Max Bellamy Melanoma is a skin disease. Cancerous cells are produced in the melanocytes, cells that are responsible for skin color. Melanocytes, in the skin, are also found in other parts of the … [Read more...]

Melanomas – Visible and Invisible

By Jayanto Chatterjee Melanoma is essentially skin cancer. If detected early enough, it can be cured in ninety-five percent of the cases. However, it can also be fatal if allowed to run its course. … [Read more...]

Inducing melanoma for cancer vaccine development

Inducing melanoma for cancer vaccine development from Cancer vaccines are being investigated in early-phase clinical trials around the world, with many of those trials recruiting patients … [Read more...]

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