| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The office of Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that California's chief executive is being treated for prostate cancer. Dr. Eric Small, Brown’s oncologist at UC San Francisco, said in a statement that the governor is undergoing a short course of....
| Dec 13, 2012
| 8:13 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown is receiving radiation treatment for early stage prostate cancer, but is expected to maintain a full work schedule, his office announced. The Times Sacramento reporter Michael Mishak will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to discuss the 74-...
| Jul 25, 2012
For a long time when I would see a male baby boomer in a wide-brimmed hat of leather, suede, or floppy canvas, I would think middle-age crisis.
Now I think skin cancer.
Misspent youths baking beneath the midday sun slathered in baby oil like so many...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 5:38 PM
As prom season heats up, so do tanning beds. Despite repeated warnings, millions still seek out the so-called summer glow. Yet the end result is definitely not pretty.
Dawn Meyers, skin cancer patient: "Mainly did the tanning bed diehard in my 20s. In my...
| May 14, 2012
| 8:26 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, whose daughter is battling melanoma, is the co-author of a bill to provide a public source of funding for skin cancer research.
Bilbray co-authored the Melanoma Research Act of 2012 with Rep. Carolyn...
| May 21, 2012
| 5:25 AM
Coffee drinkers, rejoice! Research shows that we don’t need to feel guilty about our daily habit, and actually, sipping coffee regularly can provide us with a wide range of health benefits!
Coffee may help you live longer
A study released last...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:36 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study from Denmark, people who had taken aspirin, ibuprofen and related painkillers -- especially at high doses and for years at a time -- were less likely to get skin cancer, compared to those who rarely used those...
| Jun 30, 2012
It's a conundrum. You want to have fun in the sun, but you don't want skin cancer or — heaven forbid! — wrinkles. Maybe you think you have it made in the shade with sunscreen. But while most sun and skin experts would advise you to slather the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:46 PM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Across the nation, lawmakers are debating where to draw the line on young teen tanning, considering proposals that would make it illegal to expose minors to ultraviolet rays from sunlamps.
Those who support such a ban say the...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:22 PM
On Monday, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved a new drug to treat advanced basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer. This is good news for the approximately 2.8 million Americans who will be diagnosed with a basal-cell...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Is indoor tanning associated with skin cancer? The Morning Call has visited this story before and it's likely that it will continue to be an important health topic for us. The latest shot in the battle was fired this week by researchers at Yale...
| Jun 27, 2010
The amount of clothing many of us wear in summer is, understandably, inverse to the temperature. Matters of decency aside, that might not be a problem if we wore enough sunscreen, but most Americans don't.
Just 18% of adults in the United States...