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Apps can help you detect and track skin cancer, but are they safe?

Source: News Daily, June 2019 Australians are increasingly turning to their phones to keep an eye on suspicious skin spots, new research has shown – but medical experts have warned it’s not as foolproof as it sounds. Skin cancer apps for smartphones have been around for about five years, and claim to let users do […]

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Sunscreen wouldn’t have saved Bob Marley from melanoma, and it won’t help other dark-skinned people

Source: The Conversation , June 2019 Melanoma is a potentially deadly form of skin cancer linked to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Sunscreen can block UV rays and therefore reduce the risk of sun burns, which ultimately reduces the risk of developing melanoma. Thus, the promotion of sunscreen as an effective melanoma […]

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Is Race Associated With Clinical Differences in Melanoma?

Source: Cancer Network, June 2019 Clinically relevant differences are present in nonwhite vs white children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with melanoma and atypical melanocytic neoplasms, according to the results of a long-term prospective study published in Pediatric Dermatology. “Atypical melanocytic lesions and melanoma are challenging to diagnose. Fortunately, they are rare, but rarity contributes to the challenges […]

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New digital technologies may increase skin self-examination for melanoma

Source: Healio, June 2019 Participants were often not confident in their skin self-examination ability but value expert opinion from clinicians and are open to using technologies that help track skin lesions, according to a qualitative study from researchers at the University of Sydney. The study used semi-structured interviews that took place from June to December […]

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