Using a new mouse model of human melanoma, scientists show how the aggressive skin cancer can start in immature, pigment producing cells in hair follicles.
A new study suggests that people who have a higher vitamin A intake may have a lower risk of developing a common form of skin cancer.
Black people can get skin cancer, though it is less likely to affect them than people with lighter skin. For darker-skinned people, it usually occurs on lighter areas of the skin. Learn more here.
Nodular melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatments for nodular melanoma.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. People should check every month for signs of melanoma and other skin cancers. In this article, we take a close look at the types of skin cancer and the symptoms to look for. We also discuss risk factors and prevention.
Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin to other organs, such as the liver, brain, or lungs. In this article, learn about survival rates, traditional treatments, and new treatment methods, such as targeted therapy drugs.
A new study finds that a 'friendly' bacterium, commonly found on healthy human skin and called Staphylococcus epidermidis, may protect against skin cancer.
A Spitz nevus is a type of noncancerous growth. In this article, learn about the types, diagnosis, and when to see a doctor to check for melanoma.
A look at itchy moles, a common complaint that can have a variety of causes. Included is detail on how to tell if a doctor should examine a mole.
Amelanotic melanoma is a type of skin cancer that causes a growth or mole without any melanin. The growth may be pink or red. Learn more.