Radiation dermatitis occurs when radiotherapy, a standard cancer treatment, damages the healthy skin cells. People can ease skin redness and peeling with calming skincare routines, some of which we explain here.
While cysts and tumors may look and feel similar, there are key differences. Hearing the word “tumor” may be frightening, but many tumors are benign, and while some cysts are harmless, others can cause problems. In this article, learn the difference between cysts and tumors. We also describe conditions that cause them.
How long does it take to grow hair after chemo and will hair look or feel different afterward? Can you stimulate hair growth after chemo?
Although cancer cells are the main target of chemotherapy drugs, hair follicle cells often die as an unwanted consequence, resulting in hair loss.
A rash can be a sign of skin cancer. Find out the differences between cancerous and non-cancerous rashes, and the types of cancer that cause them.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the expanded use of a cooling cap, DigniCap Cooling System, to reduce hair loss (alopecia) during chemotherapy.
New research shows that the gene responsible for red hair, MC1R, increases the mutation and skin cancer risk in darker-haired people, too.
A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists developed the first technique for viewing cells and tissues in 3 dimensions under the skin -- the work could improve diagnosis and treatment for some forms of...
Learn about soft tissue sarcomas - lumps that come in a long list of different types. Find out how the tumors are diagnosed and about treatments for these cancerous growths.
When Greek mythology and cell biology meet, you get the protein Callipygian, recently discovered and named by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University for its role in determining which area of a...