#WorldCancerDay- 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

What does ‘caution’ stand for? Change in bowel or bladder: If you have been experiencing healthy and regular bowel movements but have begun to experience a sudden or gradual shift in this routine; be it the frequency, constipation, diarrhoea, change in shape or colour, bloody stools and rectal bleeding, these could be signs of cancer. […]

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Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer

The study of more than 700 melanoma patients mainly from the north of England, and published today in Cancer Research, provides evidence to suggest that smoking may blight the immune response against melanoma and reduce survival. These new findings from researchers at the University of Leeds provide another reason why people should try to give […]

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Bariatric surgery linked to reduced risk for skin cancer, suggests study

Magdalena Taube, Ph.D., from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues examined the correlation of bariatric surgery with skin cancer and melanoma incidence in the Swedish Obese Subjects non-randomised controlled trial. A total of 2,007 patients with obesity who underwent bariatric surgery and 2,040 contemporaneous matched controls who received conventional obesity treatment were included; […]

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Foods high in vitamin A may reduce risk of skin cancer

Squamous cell carcinoma, a slow-growing cancer usually found on sun-exposed areas, is easy to treat if found early, although in rare cases it can spread to other tissues. The researchers, writing in JAMA Dermatology, used detailed health and diet data from 123,570 men and women participating in two long-term studies. They found 3,978 cases of […]

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New study finds SkinVision app accurately detects 95% of skin cancer cases

SkinVision is an iOS and Android app that lets users assess and track skin spots for changes over time. It works by asking users to snap a photo of concerning spots on their skin using their smartphone camera. Within 30 seconds of submitting this photo for review, an artificial intelligence algorithm then delivers a risk […]

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Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligo

During this event Dr Muralidhar Tambe, Deputy dean, enlightened the audience regarding the cosmetic importance of this disease and the need for further awareness in the society about this disease. Dr Arun Kowale, spoke about the origin of this day and the history behind the celebration of this day and implored the gathered people comprising […]

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#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Although 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 […]

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

Melanoma 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 […]

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Even the best sunscreens can actually damage your skins, finds report

In fact, one expert claimed that they continue to refuse recommendations of mineral sunblock products that are high in oxybenzone that even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opted for companies to disclose and regulate its presence in new products. According to Consumer Reports deputy editor of health and food Trisha Calvo, they […]

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Using sunscreen may help maintain blood vessels, finds study

Scientists have known for many years that ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun is a major causative factor in skin cancer. UVR exposure also causes cellular and molecular damage that promotes skin ageing. With these two examples being well-documented, a recent study looks instead at the relationship between UVR and the performance of blood vessels […]

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