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Learning your ABCs the first time helped you read. Now they could save your life by alerting you to changes in moles that could signal melanoma — the most serious type of skin cancer.
If you've been diagnosed with cancer, knowing what to expect can lower your stress level. Use these 11 suggestions to learn more about your diagnosis, and improve resilience and coping skills.
UV rays from the sun can cause skin damage in as little as 15 minutes. The key is to be sun savvy and know how to keep your skin healthy. Let’s explore a few tactics to help protect your skin.
Cancer can affect more than physical health. The emotional side can affect the ability to cope and stick to a treatment plan. Get 7 tips on how to improve your emotional well-being as a cancer patient or caregiver.
Spring and summer are exciting seasons, but your skin’s exposure to the sun increases. You have a greater risk of skin damage, including development of skin cancer. The good news? Most skin cancers are preventable.
Some fear of cancer recurrence is normal, but excessive fear can lead to decreased quality of life. Here's how you can manage your fear.
Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy which can greatly contribute to your stress and anxiety. However, a new treatment called scalp cooling therapy is helping many patients keep most of their hair.
Cancer care doesn’t end just because treatment is done. Life doesn’t immediately go back to normal because you are done with radiation or chemotherapy. It's important to address the needs of cancer survivors with a survivorship care plan.
Jane-Marie Bahr shares her personal experience of her last day of radiation treatment at Mayo Clinic Health System.
David Asp learned that a skin biopsy taken earlier was diagnosed as malignant melanoma. At the time, he knew little about melanoma and skin cancer, but learned a great deal since then and wanted to share his journey.
Melanoma is not just skin cancer. It’s real. It’s cancer. And left untreated, will kill you. I was diagnosed with skin cancer July 16, 2012. When I spotted an odd looking mole just below my right ribcage, my heart sunk. I knew about the dangers of melanoma, but I still was not ready to hear the words, “I’m sorry, but it’s cancer. It’s melanoma.”
Unfortunately, there's no fast-fix sunburn treatment. Once you have sunburn, the damage is done — although it may take 12 to 24 hours after sun exposure to know the full extent and severity of sunburn, and several days or more for your skin to begin to heal. However, you can ease your discomfort with a few simple steps.