| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Q: Before I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I was exhausted most of the time. My doctor tested the level of vitamin D in my blood after my diagnosis. It was at 12, well below the minimum!
I just read that vitamin D might reduce the risk of developing...
| Apr 19, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Update: Racing For A Cure This is an update about Ricky Byers that you may remember from previous blogs I've written about him.Â If not, read previous blog. He's still at it…Â Ricky Byers is still in search of funds to get him onto the race t...
| May 24, 2010
Actinic keratosis (AK), is a dry, scaly, rough-textured spot, patch or lesion that forms on the outer skin. It's caused by cumulative exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, such as sunlight or tanning lamps. AKs usually appear after age 40 or 50 because they...
| May 21, 2010
Skin cancer strikes everyone and know no age boundary either—athletes, movie stars, musicians, politicians, talk show hosts, reporters, royalty and regular people alike. Here are 16 well-known people who survived skin cancer scares—and three...
| May 26, 2010
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is caused by changing cells. It can occur anywhere in the body but appears most often in areas that have had frequent sun exposure: ears, lower lip, face, scalp, neck, hands, arms and legs.
Stages: From Easily Curable to...
| May 2, 2010
As a sun lover with a fair complexion and a history of blistering sunburns, I've spent much of the last decade waiting for skin cancer. So when I noticed that a fleshy pink nodule on the side of my head seemed to be growing exponentially, I headed to...
| May 21, 2010
If Dr. Scott Fosko had his way, truckers would slather on sunscreen as routinely as they log their miles.
As National Skin Cancer Awareness month rolls by and the sun's rays get stronger, Fosko, chairman of dermatology at St. Louis University Medical...
| May 21, 2010
We've long been told to keep an eye on our moles lest they progress to melanoma, a form of skin cancer that's treatable if caught early, deadly if not. But not all moles are equal -- some are risky; others can be safely left alone. The biological roots of...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 5:38 PM
Skin cancer affects one in five people over a lifetime in the United States. The most common form is basal cell carcinoma followed by squamous cell carcinoma. While melanoma accounts for fewer than 5 percent of skin cancers, it causes more than 75 percent...
| Aug 23, 2010
Rates of rectal cancer in people younger than 40, although low, have been rising steadily for the last 20 years for reasons that are mystifying scientists, researchers said Sunday.
Both colon cancer and rectal cancer are thought to share the same risk...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - When I was young, sun tanning was a popular pastime among my peers during the warm summer months. My friends had a golden glow.
However, I couldn't stand the heat, and I thought lying in the sun was boring. I stayed in the cool shade and...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 5:29 PM
University High's Chris Conlin was diagnosed with cancer last month, but the long-time high school coach is maintaining a positive outlook in an effort to beat it.
Conlin, University High's baseball coach for the past 23 years, learned he had squamous...