Archive for December, 2017

Young Women at Greatest Risk for Melanoma

Female gender is an independent risk factor for melanoma diagnosed under 44 years old. However after 45 years of age, there appears to be a protective role of female gender against UV-associated melanoma risk. Where you live is also an important risk factor. The higher the Ultra-Violet Index (UVI) the greater the risk for melanoma. […]

Meds that keep your pressure down may be increasing your skin cancer risk!

One particular blood pressure medication has been shown to increased risk of both squamous and basal cell cancer. Long term use of Hydrochlorothiazide, (which is a diuretic commonly used to treat hypertension) has been shown to significantly increase your risk of skin cancer. No other anti-hypertensive medications showed the same association. If you are at […]

Its All In The Genes!!

Why do some people’s skin look younger? A molecular study of women of various ages suggests its all in the genes.The gene expression patterns of skin biopsies from the subset of women who were younger-appearing were similar to those in women who were actually younger. While older appearing women had more of the molecular and […]

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