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Cancer Meds in 2015: A Year in Review
This year was a big one for cancer treatment.
Sunglasses: Looking Cooler and Staying Healthier
Sunglasses can do more than make you look like a movie star — they can also help protect your eyes from the sun's harmful rays.
Indoor Tanning Fades, but Millions Still Risk It
At one time, many people thought indoor tanning meant a healthy glow year-round. Today, more and more people may be realizing that this isn’t so.
ED Rx: A Possible Downside
While medications for erectile dysfunction can improve men's lives, they may also carry a downside.
Melanoma Rates on the Rise
After a long winter, you may be itching to head to the pool and bake in the sun. But don't grab your towel and sunglasses just yet. You may want to stay aware of the potential risks.
Some Skin Cancers Saw Spike
As awareness about the dangers of sun exposure and skin cancer rises, the hope is that skin cancer rates will decrease. New evidence, however, suggests that rates may not be on the decline.
Pain and Itch May Indicate Skin Cancer
Dermatologists use a number of observational and laboratory methods to evaluate suspicious skin marks when looking for cancer. But a new study suggests simply asking a patient to evaluate itchiness or pain can help doctors make informed decisions.
Blistering Burns Predicted Skin Cancer
Years of research and health education have made it known that the more sun you get, the higher the odds of eventually developing skin cancer. And sunburns could boost that risk even further.
Converting Cancer Cells into Tumor Killers
Prescription creams containing a compound known as i miquimod , such as Aldara , are known and approved to effectively treat some skin cancers, particularly basal cell carcinoma. New studies suggest this compound may be even more useful.
Beyond the Sunscreen
Sunscreen seems like the obvious answer for protecting your skin from the scorching summer heat. It's easy, effective and widely known that it can help prevent sunburn, skin cancer, premature aging and wrinkles.