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Smokers May Fare Worse Against the Deadliest Skin Cancer

Source: Health Day, March 2019 MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Melanoma patients who are recent and current smokers have lower survival rates than nonsmokers, suggesting that smoking may weaken immune response to the most deadly skin cancer, researchers say. In a study of more than 700 melanoma patients in the United Kingdom, smokers […]

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Melanoma Patient Urges South Africans To Be Alert To Symptoms

Source: iAfrica, March 2019 “Even the smallest, seemingly unrelated symptom could be a sign of cancer. You need to know your body and be persistent about having symptoms tested, so you can catch cancer early,” says 36-year-old real estate professional Claire Hodgson, who is currently being treated for metastatic melanoma and has had over 44 […]

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Early risers marched to Heritage Forest this morning to raise awareness and support for melanoma research

Source: Examiner, March 2019 Sunday was all about marching for melanoma awareness and remembering loved ones, as the annual Melanoma March was held at Heritage Forest. The march is aimed at raising awareness and funds for melanoma skin cancer research. There are 22 Melanoma Marches nationwide, coordinated by the Melanoma Institute of Australia.

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Laser probe detects melanoma instantly using light

Source: The Engineer, March 2019 The device works on the principle that light waves change as they pass through objects. Cancerous cells have a different physical profile to healthy cells, and the researchers designed a system that can detect these patterns instantly. By determining the optical polarisation of different skin lesions, the team was able […]

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