Melanoma Obsession? How to Manage Melanomaphobia

Are you constantly worrying you have melanoma or will soon get it? Does your mind race with all sorts of scenarios of this cancer invading other parts of your body? Read more…

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Percentage of New Moles in Older People that Become Melanoma?

A new mole in an older adult has a higher chance of becoming melanoma, but do you know what percentage of new moles in people over 50 or even 40 eventually turn into melanoma? Read more…

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New Moles over Age 50: Melanoma Alert or Hype?

New moles over age 50: Have you figured out yet what to believe after googling all over creation about melanoma’s connection to new moles in older people? Read more…

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How Many Melanomas Can You Get at Same Time?

. Unfortunately you can get a lot of melanomas at the same time, and this is something that I suspected was true before I interviewed a dermatologist for this article: Dr. Jennifer Gordon, who is Read more...

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Where on the Body Most Fatal Melanomas Are Located

. A study involving over 51,700 melanoma patients revealed that two particular locations on the body are more likely to have a fatal melanoma. Read more…

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Big Toenail Has Vertical Light Brown Line: Melanoma?

Yes, the light brown vertical line on your big toenail CAN be melanoma, says a dermatologist. So let’s say that you just noticed a light brown vertical line on your big toenail (or any nail, Read more...

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Can You Tell if Normal Looking Mole is Melanoma?

Find out if it’s possible to identify melanoma when the “mole” still looks normal. What if you have melanoma, but a close look with your, or your dermatologist’s, naked eye easily misses it because it’s Read more...

Melanoma Screening, Serial Digital Dermoscopy|

Sun Spots on Skin vs. Age Spots

. Is a sun spot actually an age spot or what? And don't assume only "old" people get age spots; they can begin in middle age. When it comes to sun spots vs. age spots, Read more...

Melanoma Screening, Seborrheic Keratoses|

Melanoma: How Not to Let This Deadly Skin Cancer Get Past You

There’s a disturbing case of a young woman who let melanoma skin cancer get past her, and as a result, she died. But it didn’t have to be this way. Melanoma kills about 10,000 Americans Read more...

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Atypical Melanocytic Hyperplasia vs. In Situ Melanoma

Are atypical melanocytic hyperplasia and in situ melanoma one and the same? “Yes, I consider them the same thing; it all depends who is reading the slides,” says Dr. David Rahimi, M.D., F.A.A.D., board-certified dermatologist Read more...

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Can Itching Be the ONLY Symptom of Melanoma?

Perhaps you already know that an itching mole is a possible symptom of melanoma, but what most medical sites do not say is whether or not this itching is almost always, or usually, or sometimes Read more...

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How to Detect Melanoma As Early As Possible

Though the latest melanoma breakthrough identifies why this cancer is so resistant to chemotherapy, earliest detection is still paramount! Just how early can melanoma be detected? First of all, some exciting news: The chief reason Read more...

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Melanoma Screening: All Ages, Races Should Be Screened

Melanoma screening, risk factors you may not even know about, and what to look for on your skin. Suppose a man in his 80s goes to a dermatologist for a skin exam; he has many Read more...

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Suspicious Mole? Get Biopsy; Don’t Rely on Handheld Lenses

Biopsy has final word if mole is melanoma. That suspicious mole should be biopsied, even if your dermatologist says it “probably isn’t” melanoma after viewing it through a handheld lens known as a dermoscope. Though Read more...

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Mole Mapping at Home: Melanoma Screening Techniques

Learn how to produce a very reliable mole map at home for melanoma screening. I have been “mole mapping” for three years (at time of original posting of this article on Yahoo! Voices) and have learned Read more...

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Melanoma Follow-up Screening: Why Only Annually?

After treatment for melanoma, the patient’s follow-up screenings eventually default to yearly, when initially they are every three to six months for up to two years after diagnosis. After melanoma treatment, the patient sees his Read more...

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Digital Dermoscopy for Melanoma Detection: First Person Account

I underwent serial digital dermoscopy at University of Colorado Hospital, and here’s what it’s like. I finally decided to have serial digital dermoscopy done for melanoma screening, something I’ve been putting off for several years. Read more...

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Why Is Melanoma Survival Rate Higher for Stage 0 vs. Stage 1?

What’s different in the stage 0 melanoma patient than the stage 1 patient such that 10-year survival rate is higher? The earlier that melanoma is caught (or staged), the higher the survival rate when projected Read more...

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3-D Melanoma Diagnosis with Computer Program

A 3-D system for diagnosing melanoma may soon replace the current 2-D skin measurements. A recent International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control reports a 3-dimensional technique for identifying melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer—which is Read more...

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