A UW Medicine-based study shows most Merkel cell carcinoma recurrences happen in the first three years after treatment.
Dermatologists find poor representation of Black populations and other people of color in books that would educate kids about sun protection.
Finding may help explain caffeinated coffee’s link to a reduced risk of melanoma. The researchers used an enzyme from plants and marsupials to distinguish the lesion.
Public health efforts to encourage sun-protection behaviors may be gaining traction, say UW Medicine and Fred Hutch researchers.
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.
At high altitude or by water, your skin is exposed to greater UVA rays, and in areas you might not think to cover.
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.
Survival rates seen today among patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma were unheard-of with chemotherapy.
Warmer weather is here and Washingtonians are venturing outside to run, bike, walk and just sit. Dr.
Frisco, Texas, resident Steve Murphy, 66, was diagnosed last September with Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare skin cancer he’d never heard of. His grim prognosis: 50 percent chance of surviving 90 days.