Skin Cancer

Youths Risk Cancer for a Tanned Look This Summer

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Unlike many types of cancer, skin cancer is greatly affecting our young population. It's now one of the most common types of cancer in people between the ages of 15 to 34. And young people's behaviour in the sun, such as that captured by the Teenager Cancer Trust research, has got a lot to do with this.

This Is The Danger Of Lunchtime Sunbathing

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new poll reveals that apparently, nearly 50% of us top up our tans during out lunchbreak. Although this seems somewhat at odds with recent news ...

Heavy Drinking And Overeating Are Responsible For 'Dramatic' Increase Of Cancers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Lifestyle factors such as overeating, smoking, drinking too much and not enough exercises may be to blame for a sharp rise in liver and skin cancer ca...

This Drug Could Help Thousands Of Skin Cancer Patients

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of patients could soon receive a pioneering drug that helps the immune system destroy tumours, thanks to a critical watchdog U-turn. Ipil...

How Is The Number Of Moles On Your Body Linked To Breast Cancer?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A recent study has discovered a link between women who have a lot of moles and an increased risk of breast cancer. Generally cutaneous nevi, commo...

Man With Skin Cancer Given 'Months To Live' Makes Miraculous Recovery - How?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A British man who had melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer - made a 'miraculous' recovery after being given a pioneering new drug. Doctors...

What SPF Factor Sunscreen Should I Use?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When a spot check was done of the British public to see what factor SPF sunscreen they should be using, the answers included 15, 12 and 50. For th...

How To Check Your Moles For Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the sunshine finally making an appearance here in the UK, it's tempting to bask in the glorious heat all day. But exposing ourselves to the sun's...

This App Can Detect Skin Cancer More Accurately Than A Doctor

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Tech

There are many health apps which claim to be able to save your life. This might be the first that can actually deliver. 'Dermoscan' is a new app...

Ouch! These Painful Sunburn Pictures Will Make You Reach For The Sun Lotion

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the amount of information circulating about the dangers of too much sun (two words: skin cancer) you'd think people would have got the message by...

Good News For Eczema Sufferers, You Could Have A Lower Risk Of Skin Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss/PA | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We put up with dry, itchy skin and are constantly applying creams to try (in vain) to fight the flake - but there might be some much needed good news...

Poorna Bell

Skin Cancer: How To Spot The Signs

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Two big stories around skin cancer have cropped up recently: one is that men who live alone are more likely to get skin cancer and the second is that ...

Dangerous Skin Cancer Rates Soar

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

Rates of malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, are five times higher in the UK than they were in the 1970s, new figures show. ...

Is The Little Blue Pill A Cancer Risk?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Viagra - the drug to help with erectile dysfunction - has been linked with one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, according to the initial finding...

Poll Reveals Most People Don't Take Skin Cancer Seriously, Despite The Fact It Can Be Fatal

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All cancers can be fatal if not detected or treated properly, but a new poll has revealed that people worry less about skin cancer because they don't ...

Cancer 'Drove Black Skin Evolution' Say Scientists

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer may have been instrumental in driving the evolution of black skin in early human history, say experts. New evidence has led scientists to be...

Poorna Bell

The Real Price Your Skin Pays For Tanning

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Exposure to the sun is essential for getting your daily dose of vitamin D, but prolonged exposure - tanning on purpose, in other words - always carrie...

Tanning Addict Scarred After Tumour Removed

SWNS | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A tanning addict who fried herself on a sunbed every day for three years was left with a scar running from her eye to her mouth, after a cancerous tum...

Skin Cancer: People Who Regularly Drink Alcohol Are At Increased Risk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

People who regularly drink alcohol increase their risk of skin cancer by around a fifth, research suggests. Experts found that drinkers have about ...

'UV' Bracelet Keeps Track Of Your Exposure To The Sun

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A new digital bracelet designed to monitor your exposure to UV rays has been unveiled. The 'June' bracelet by Netatmo was announced at the CES 2014...

What Is Hugh Jackman's Basal Cell Carcinoma And How Do You Check For It?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Actor Hugh Jackman has been recently diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma - a form of skin cancer - that was successfully treated and removed. But ...

Simple Blood Test Could Detect Skin Cancer Spread

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A simple blood test could identify those patients whose melanoma - the most serious form of skin cancer - has started to spread to other parts of the ...

Which Everyday Product Can Slow Down Skin Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A compound found in liquorice root may be key to fighting malignant melanoma. The discovery, made by experts at the University of Minnesota, slowed...

Malignant Melanoma Death Rate 'Higher In Men'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Men are 70% more likely to die from malignant melanoma - the most serious type of skin cancer - than women, according to new figures. This is despi...

Sunburn Pain Relief - New Discovery Could Rid You Of The Burn

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Apart from paracetomol and slapping on the aftersun, there is precious little you can do about the pain of sunburn. However, a new discovery could lea...