23/Oct/2018

according to The Miami Herald. Dr. Jose Lutzky, head of the melanoma program out Mount Sinai, said Florida is second behind California in incidence of melanoma. But the trend is going in the wrong direction. “Unfortunately, our numbers are growing,” he said. “That is really something we do not want to be first in.”


23/Oct/2018

Theoretically, applying sunscreen with a sun protection factor – SPF – of 100 would allow beachgoers to bare their skin 100 times longer before suffering a sunburn.

But for high-SPF sunscreens, theory and reality are two different things. Many studies have found that people are misled by the claims on high SPF sunscreen bottles.


23/Oct/2018

according to Cancer Counsil Australia. Over the past decades, the incidence of skin cancer has risen in Australia. From 1982 to 2010 melanoma diagnoses increased by around 60%. From 1998 to 2007, GP consultations to treat non-melanoma skin cancer increased by 14%, to reach 950,000 visits each year.

Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer. This type of skin cancer is more common in men, with almost double the incidence compared to women. Over 434,000 people are treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers in Australia each year.

Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, melanoma is the third most common cancer in both Australian women and men, and the most common cancer in Australians aged 15-44 years. In 2010, 11,405 people in Australia were diagnosed with melanoma.


23/Oct/2018

The adoption of sun smart policies by all national sporting bodies engaged in outdoor activities is one of the key recommendations of a federal committee looking at the best way to protect Australians from skin cancer, the Sunshine Coast Daily reports.

The recommendation is one of 12 put forward by the House of Representatives Health Committee in its report Skin Cancer in Australia – Our National Cancer, which was released on Tuesday.

Two-thirds of Australians will be diagnosed with a skin cancer by the time they turn 70, according to figures released by the Cancer Council Australia.


23/Oct/2018

The numbers about skin cancer incidence and costs in the United States are worse than anyone expected, the American Cancer Society reports.
That’s the message that comes from a report published recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on research from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Cancer Institute.

The researchers took a look at the number of skin cancers–both melanoma and non-melanoma–that were diagnosed in the United States for two different periods of time, from 2002-2006 and 2007-2011. They also examined the total cost of care for the treatment of those patients.

The staggering reality is that the average number of skin cancers diagnosed in this country in people 18 and older went from 3.4 million per year during the first time frame to 4.9 million in the second period. That means through 2011 that close to 5,000,000 (yes, 5 million) adults have a skin cancer diagnosed every year-and today that number may even be higher.


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.