MONDAY, August 31, 2015 (The Wall Street Journal) — Non-melanoma skin-cancer, already the most common type of cancer in the U.S., puts patients at an increased risk not only for more skin cancer, but for other potentially more serious cancers.
New research shows a sharp rise in non-melanoma skin cancers, so dermatologists and cancer groups are pushing patients who have a history of even one occurrence to be more vigilant about regular checkups. They are emphasizing the need for continued use of sunscreen, sun avoidance and protective clothing, which can help prevent future malignancies even when sun damage has already been done.
You might have also missed…
Fewer Americans skipping medical care for cost reasons Sept 1, The Washington Post
Caffeinated Coffee May Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence Aug 28, Cure Today
Indoor Tanning and the Myth of a Healthy Tan Sept 1, U.S. News & World Report
More Evidence Agent Orange Causes Cancer Sept 3, NBC News