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Archive for January, 2018

Quality of Life Matters

Published on January 29, 2018
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A recent European study examined the quality of life of patients with basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer and actinic keratosis. They found that, while these conditions are rarely life threatening, they have a very significant impact on patients quality

Aspirin May Improve Melanoma Survival

Published on January 26, 2018
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Previous research has suggested a potential cancer prevention benefit from daily aspirin. This new study suggests that in some patients with melanomas taking a daily aspirin may improve their overall survival. Further research is needed to confirm these findings and

Military Personnel at Greater Risk for Skin Cancer

Published on January 23, 2018
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Both active duty and veteran military personnel have a greater risk of both melanoma and none melanoma skin cancer compared with the civilian population. Air Force seemed to be the highest risk as well as those who served in the

​The Importance of Time from Diagnosis to Treatment in Melanoma​

Published on January 19, 2018
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A diagnosis of cancer is always worrying and stressful. Patients will generally feel an need for urgent treatment just to get rid of it as soon as possible. For many skin cancers such urgency is not vital, however a new

Facial Workout

Published on January 16, 2018
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A small pilot study suggests that daily facial exercises may make you look younger. In this study 27 women aged 40 to 65 were given an exercise regimen for their facial muscles that they were to do every day for

Mohs for the Elderly

Published on January 11, 2018
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A retrospective review of 488 patients aged 85 or older presenting for nonmelanoma skin cancer management was performed (1999–2014). Patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) had a mean age of death of 93.5 years (older than the national average of

Diabetic Medication May Protect Against Skin Cancer

Published on January 9, 2018
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A recent study from Taiwan suggests that diabetic patients who are treated with “metformin” had a lower risk of skin cancer than would have been expected. Further studies are needed to confirm and explain these findings but the authors suggest

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