Melanoma is the most common skin cancer and the fifth most common cancer among adults in the United States. Risk can be reduced by limiting exposure to ultraviolet rays and using sun protection....
Every 15 seconds, someone in the United States sustains a traumatic brain injury resulting from external forces such as a car crash or a fall. Every five minutes, a person is disabled as a result. Dr...
Anyone can get skin cancer, and it can occur in places on the body that don't get that much sun, like the hands and fingernails, and feet and toenails. Even if it's cloudy out, UVA rays can make it...
Strokes usually occur in people over 65, but recent headlines about Luke Perry and John Singleton show they can occur much earlier. That's something one Western Washington man knows. About halfway...
You typically hear of colon cancer being diagnosed in adults over 50, but the last 10 years have seen a sharp rise among patients in their 20s and 30s. Marcio Torre was 43 when he first noticed...
People who receive a diagnosis of colon cancer before age 50 are more likely to be have a later stage of the disease, compared with older patients, according to a preview of study findings presented ...
Finding medical care shouldn't be difficult, especially for a life-threatening disorder, but it can be for people living with hydrocephalus. Mary Conyard was diagnosed at 4 months old with the...
Warmer weather is here and Washingtonians are venturing outside to run, bike, walk and just sit. Dr. Jennifer Gardner, a UW Medicine dermatologist and melanoma expert, encourages all her patients to...
March is Colorectal Cancer Month. In these video soundbites, Dr. Erin O. Lange, a UW Medicine colorectal surgeon, talks about symptoms to watch for, no matter your age.
Andrew Gregory thought his gut pain was the flu, or maybe an ulcer. But it wasn’t enough for the Colorado businessman to seek a medical opinion – even after he had lost 40 pounds. “I was your...