The treatment and management of skin cancers in organ transplant recipients (OTR) is challenging. Recent breakthrough medications and combination treatment approaches have resulted in more effective therapeutic options for this patient population.
Most tanning salons in Missouri would allow children as young as age 10 to tan if there were no legal restrictions against doing so, according to results of a survey conducted by researchers.
Because the impact of elevated vitamin D levels in areas other than bone health has yet to be established, an expert recommends oral supplementation and maximum sun protection for patients with melanoma.
When tissue conservation is critical, Mohs surgery remains the standard of care in skin cancer removal, allowing clinicians greater margin control than some treatment alternatives.
A newly formed group of indoor tanning retailers is working to correct what it calls “misinformation” about tanning beds and boost public awareness of the potential benefits of UV exposure.
The Skin Cancer Foundation has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission regarding what it calls the “dangerous” promotion of indoor tanning on the MTV show “Jersey Shore.”
Consumers who use smartphone applications to analyze suspicious lesions or moles are at risk of having inaccurate diagnoses and delayed treatments, results of a new study indicate.