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  • Atypical Moles

    Atypical moles are not cancerous, but resemble melanoma. They appear in various shades of brown and have an irregular shape… Never use a tanning bed. Things to consider People who have a lot of atypical moles have a higher risk of developing melanoma. This is…

  • Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and highly preventable… places that aren’t exposed to the sun. So there could be other factors that can cause it. Risk factors for developing melanoma include: Someone in your family has had cancerous moles or a…

  • The Dangers of Tanning Beds

    Tanning beds are the source of intense ultraviolet (UV) radiation. They are not safe… Things to consider Indoor tanning is associated with several health problems, including: Skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Cancer of the eye (ocular melanoma). Cataracts and…

  • Pancreatic Cancer

    family history, inherited genetic syndromes hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes) hereditary breast cancer familial atypical multiple mole melanoma (skin and eye melanomas) familial pancreatitis Lynch syndrome Peutz-Jeghers syndrome diabetes chronic pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) unhealthy diet coffee alcohol

  • Lymphedema

    Lymphedema is a condition often caused by cancer treatment or surgery. It results in swelling of the lymph nodes located… or lymph nodes under the arm. Also, it can occur in the legs after surgery for uterine, prostate, vulvar, or ovarian cancer, melanoma, or lymphoma…

  • Cancer: Medical Vocabulary

    A cancer diagnosis comes with a lot of unfamiliar terms. Use this vocabulary guide to learn about words you may… X-ray taken of the breast in order to check for abnormalities. Mastectomy: Surgery to remove all or part of the breast. Melanoma: A form of…

  • Effects of Sun Exposure

    A small amount of sun exposure is good for us, but too much exposure to UV rays is harmful. It… your vision. Over time, you can develop cataracts. This can cause blindness if left untreated. Skin cancer. Most skin cancer is not melanoma. It is very…

  • Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer can occur in women of any age. Be mindful of common risks and take notice of symptoms to… chances of getting it. These include: BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes Family history of ovarian cancer Personal history of breast, cervical, colon, or melanoma cancer Personal…

  • Melasma

    Melasma is a common skin condition that causes brown patches to appear on the skin, usually on the face… What is melasma? Melasma is a common skin condition in which brown patches appear on the skin. Melasma most often affects the skin on the…

  • Common Skin Conditions During Pregnancy

    Skin changes are a normal part of pregnancy. Many conditions aren’t preventable and don’t require treatment. Most go away after… pimples so you don’t leave scars. Some over-the-counter treatments are available. Talk to your doctor before trying anything.  Chloasma (melasma, or the “mask of pregnancy”)…

  • Vitiligo

    Vitiligo is a skin-coloring disorder. It produces white patches on your skin. It mostly occurs in areas of the skin… a sample of skin cells to a lab to look at the cells. It can confirm the disease if your cells lack melanocytes, which produce…