23/Oct/2018

Absolutely, according to 3-time skin melanoma survivor, and co-founder of the Melanoma Network of Canada, Annette Cyr from Saskatchewan: – It was just horrific, absolutely horrific, she told CBC Radio’s Morning Edition. – It’s been a 16-year battle with this stuff. I hope to never have to deal with it again but there’s no guarantees.

She is now speaking out against the use of tanning beds. According to a Statistics Canada report, the No. 1 reason people use tanning equipment is to get a base tan before they head to the beach.


23/Oct/2018

According to a new study by researchers at Brown University, alcohol in general and white wine in particular is associated with higher melanoma risks.

Another surprise came when the researchers looked at melanoma rates on different body parts. People who drank 20 grams or more of alcohol per day (a little less than two drinks) were only 2% more likely than non-drinkers to be diagnosed with melanomas of the head, neck, arms, or legs. But they were 73% more likely to be diagnosed with melanomas of the trunk — a body part often covered by clothing, CNN reports.


23/Oct/2018

At any given time, more than 50 percent of United Arab Emirates citizens are deficient. Dr. Humeira Badsha, a rheumatologist in Dubai, says that at any given time, more than 50 percent of UAE citizens are deficient. “When people ask me this question, ‘How can it be that there’s so much vitamin D deficiency in a sunny country?’” she says. “I ask them, ‘How much time do you actually spend outside?’” The answer? Very little.


23/Oct/2018

according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) in the UK.

The watchdog highlighted data from the National Cancer Intelligence Network, which shows that just 56 per cent of malignant melanomas were diagnosed in secondary care following a two-week referral for suspected cancer in 2013, according to The Telegraph.


23/Oct/2018

Do you like driving with one arm out the window, or think that the windshield and door glass protect you from UV-rays? Not necessarily so. According to researcher Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler of the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, “some cars were as low as 50 percent blockage”, a new study shows. Reuters Health further reports that: “Don’t assume because you are in an automobile and the window is closed that you’re protected from UV light”.

At the same time, Melanoma UK is launching a new campaign to “campaign to warn motorists about the dangers of skin damage while driving in the sunshine”, the BBC reports.


23/Oct/2018

amid skin cancer fears on Jersey, The Telegraph reports.

Field trip was axed amid new health warnings that the Channel Island is fast becoming the world’s worse destination for skin cancer – with almost twice as many new cases of malignant melanoma a year compared to other holiday hotspots.


23/Oct/2018

Dr. Anne Chapas, a dermatologist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, said there are a couple of theories as to why skin cancer rates continue to increase.

“We…have a more mobile society – cheap flight to islands…more outdoor and leisure activities,” Chapas told FoxNews.com. “Even in the winter people are getting tan.”

“Sunscreen is an important part of a comprehensive skin care program, but it’s not the only step,” Chapas said.


23/Oct/2018

experts in Australia warn: “sun protection to reduce the risk of skin cancer should be the priority even for people with vitamin D deficiency”, according to The Guardian.

Australian authorities have released new advice on prolonged sun exposure amid concerns people are risking skin cancer in the mistaken belief they are boosting their vitamin D levels.