Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural colour, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients - of whom nearly half develop vitiligo before the age of 21

Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skinAlthough there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading. “Many people with vitiligo do not have any other signs or symptoms and feel completely healthy,” says board-certified dermatologist […]

Skin with less exposure to sunlight more prone to skin cancer, suggests study

Spending time in the sun without protection increases the risk of melanoma, but the potentially deadly skin cancer can occur even on sites with minimal sun exposure, doctors warn

Skin with less exposure to sunlight more prone to skin cancer, suggests studyMelanoma accounts for only about 1% of skin cancers but causes the majority of skin cancer deaths. Writing in the medical journal CMAJ, two dermatology experts highlight important things to know about the most dangerous form of skin cancer. “Melanomas can occur anywhere on the body, not only in areas that get a lot of […]

Self-checks most reliable way to detect recurrent skin cancer

In a study including 581 patients with stage II melanoma and a one-year follow-up, around 40% patients detected signs of recurrence, either from a physical change on skin or through known symptoms like coughing blood

Self-checks most reliable way to detect recurrent skin cancerSelf-checks are the number one way to detect recurrent melanoma, outperforming technology and routine imaging tests, says a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. While melanoma is attributed to less than one percent of skin cancer diagnoses, it is the cause of most skin cancer deaths, according to SkinCancer.org. […]

Cancer survivor thanks his hairdresser for saving his life, after she spots cancerous mole

A Northampton hairdresser who spotted a lumpy mole on her first-time client's face has been praised for speaking up after it turned out to be a stage 3 melanoma

Cancer survivor thanks his hairdresser for saving his life, after she spots cancerous moleA hero hairdresser saved a customer’s life after finding a lump on his head which was diagnosed as cancer days later. Erinna Lindfield, 42, urged Adam Statford to get the mole checked out by doctors after discovering it under his left sideburn Driving instructor Adam Shatford, 54, popped in for a quick trim when one […]

Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems  

There have been many cases of people spotting certain symptoms or abnormalities in their selfies, which led to the diagnosis of conditions like skin cancer, stroke, etc

Here’s how a selfie can save your life, by detecting these 4 health problems  While they do come with a fair share of downsides for some people, selfies have also helped identify significant symptoms of medical conditions, important enough to save people’s lives. Here are four instances where they proved to be valuable from a health perspective. Stroke Juanita Branch, 63, recently recalled how she suffered a stroke back […]

Skin cancer deaths on the rise among men, finds US study

Skin cancer deaths among men have soared in wealthy nations since 1985, with mortality rates among women rising more slowly or even declining, researchers have told a medical conference in Glasgow.Reasons for the discrepancy between sexes are unclear but evidence suggests men are “less likely to protect themselves from the sun” or heed public health warnings

Skin cancer deaths on the rise among men, finds US studyWhile the number of women dying from melanoma has seen a steady decline or stabilisation in most countries. However, the same cannot be said for men as revealed in the latest research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference in the United Kingdom. Melanoma, regarded as the most serious kind of skin cancer, was estimated […]

Skin cancer: New study finds antioxidants can speed up melanoma

In the 1990’s, researchers began singing the praises of antioxidants as effective weapons against everything from heart disease to cancer to age-related chronic conditions. Now, some scientists are putting antioxidant supplements on the caution list for people who are battling cancer

Skin cancer: New study finds antioxidants can speed up melanoma  New research evidence backs up previous findings that taking antioxidant supplements can speed up the spread of the deadliest form of skin cancer. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have added new data to a study of the effects of antioxidants on malignant tumour development. Through a series of experiments on animals […]

Weight loss surgery reduces risk of skin cancer by 61 per cent

Weight-loss surgery reduces people’s risk of developing the deadliest form of skin cancer by more than 60 per cent, new research suggests. People who have a gastric band or bypass are 61 per cent less likely to develop melanoma, which can spread to other organs, a Swedish study found today

Weight loss surgery reduces risk of skin cancer by 61 per centUnderstanding the risk factors behind every type of cancer is important in our effort to minimise the population’s risk at large. And, obesity has already been confirmed as a risk factor for a number of cancers, including endometrial, liver, kidney, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer. The most obvious risk factor for skin cancer is unprotected sun […]

Sunscreen reduces skin cancer risk by 40% among youth, reveals study

Young people who regularly use sunscreen reduce their risk of skin cancer by 40 per cent, according to a study by scientists from Australia's University of Sydney released on Thursday

Sunscreen reduces skin cancer risk by 40% among youth, reveals studyThe world-first study of 18 to 40 year olds found that regular use of sunscreen reduced the risk of potentially deadly melanoma by 40 percent compared to those who rarely used it. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between two and three million non-melanoma skin cancers and 1,32,000 melanoma skin cancers occur each year […]

Know about the therapies which can help treat cancer

For most people, ‘curable cancers’ are a contradiction. Thousands of men, women and children across the world who have conquered cancer, compel us to break free from this belief. Cancer is curable and newer therapies are chipping in to make a cure possible

Know about the therapies which can help treat cancerFor many years the treatment of cancer was surgery and then came radiation. Chemotherapy was the by-product of the world wars; it was a shotgun remedy killing anything that grew rapidly. Cancer cells grew rapidly and were killed; normal cells that grew rapidly were also killed. The killing of normal cells resulted in side effects. […]