Tag Archives: Skin Cancer

The Most Surprising Misconceptions of Dermatology

Four ways you’re misinformed abut the dermatology profession  According to a recent survey, most people living in the U.S. have a misconception about dermatology and what dermatologists actually do. Not only do the results express a “lack of understanding of … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Melanoma Drug Gets FDA Approval

New drug gets accelerated approval  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck) for the use in treating advanced or unresectable melanoma in patients who have otherwise stopped responding to other drugs. The FDA granted … Continue reading

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Pain and Itch Could Be a Sign of Skin Cancer

New research shows both factors could be deadly in suspicious skin lesions  In a new study published online in JAMA Dermatology, research indicates that pain and itching could point to several different types of skin cancers. The study, conducted by … Continue reading

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American Academy of Dermatology Releases Statement on Sun Exposure, Vitamin D Levels

Recommends vitamin D through nutrition instead of sun  The Journal of Internal Medicine published a recent study that suggested women who avoid sun exposure are twice as likely to die when compared to women who actually receive exposure. A statement from … Continue reading

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Skin Cancer and Melanoma Still on Rise, Despite Awareness

A new report by the American Academy of Dermatology shows high number of new cases By Zachary Rogers Summer is a time when everyone spends a lot more quality time outside. And even with all the sunshine and fun to … Continue reading

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