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How Often do Moles Turn into Melanoma?

Cancer in general results from accumulated genetic alterations that lead to uncontrolled cell growth. Nearly 300 gene mutations have been identified in melanoma, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation has been convincingly implicated in their accrual. To this day, however, there is extensive scientific debate about the biological spectrum between benign moles and truly malignant melanoma, and […]

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The Truth about Sunscreen: Is it Safe?

Sun exposure is the most preventable cause of skin cancer. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that sunscreen is safe to use and effective in preventing skin cancer. For example, the majority of melanoma cases are attributable to ultraviolet light exposure. Additionally, higher sun exposure in childhood and during one’s lifetime is associated with an increased risk of […]

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Malignant Melanoma

One American dies from melanoma every hour of every day. While melanoma is not the most common of skin cancers it causes the most deaths…over 9000 people in the US annually. This is especially tragic given the fact that if recognized and treated in the early stages, it is almost always curable. What is Melanoma? […]

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The Most Common Skin Condition in the United States: Acne

Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition that involves inflammation of the hair follicles and oil glands. It is most commonly seen on the face and trunk as pink papules and pustules in addition to open and closed comedones (blackheads and white heads), and draining cysts. If left untreated, it can result in scarring. In […]

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How Important is Sunscreen for Rosacea?

Many signs suggest the sun is partially to blame for rosacea: the condition is more common in fair-skinned people, sunlight alone can induce transient flushing, and even skin biopsies of rosacea tend to show increased levels of sun damage. The exact mechanism of this effect is unclear, and most studies suggest a complex interplay between […]

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