Melanoma

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Study: Wealthy & Impoverished Get Different Types Of Cancer

A new study shows the level of poverty or wealth in an area may affect the types of cancers people get. Researchers looked at three million tumors diagnosed over a four-year period. They found in the poorest neighborhoods, larynx, cervical, and liver cancers were the most common.

05/27/2014

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Health Watch: Tips For Preventing, Recognizing Skin Cancer

Summer unofficially kicks off  Memorial Day weekend in Minnesota, and experts say this is also a good time to remind everyone about sun safety. Three and a half million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year, and many cases can be prevented or detected early.

05/24/2014

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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.

05/19/2014

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Boy With Melanoma Raises Thousands Making Bracelets To Battle Cancer

Graham Fowler, of Fridley, Minn., is a 10-year-old with an extremely disease called Spitzoid Melanoma. He’s being treated at the Mayo Clinic and has had eight surgeries. Yet, he’s found a colorful way to help other people heal in the midst of his own sickness. “He was a healthy little boy, and he had a mole on his arm. Now he’s had eight major surgeries and his life’s completely changed,” said Brittany Fowler, his sister.

03/26/2014

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Sunscreen Isn’t The Only Way To Shield Kids From The Sun

Protecting our skin from the sun’s damaging rays is important. And protecting your children’s skin is serious business.

07/16/2013

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Good Question: Why Is Aspirin Such A Wonder Drug?

Heart disease, stroke, and now add melanoma to the list of aspirin’s potential health benefits. New research shows that the cheap white pill taken by millions of Americans to prevent heart problems may protect against the deadliest form of skin cancer.

03/11/2013

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Expert: Tanning Beds Major Part Of Increased Skin Cancer Rates

New data from the Health Department shows skin cancer is on the rise in Minnesota. Melanoma rates rapidly increased from 2005 to 2009.

01/30/2013

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Family With Both Parents Battling Cancer Thankful For Support

An Eden Prairie family is asking for the gift of health this holiday, after both parents started treatment for cancer on the same day.

12/21/2012

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Man Thanks Hair Stylist For Life-Saving Haircut

A local man has his hair stylist to thank for saving his life. John Taylor says he would be facing a serious illness — if his hairdresser hadn’t spotted something growing on his scalp.

09/06/2012

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New App Nevus Helps Keep Skin Healthy

Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, and now there’s a new app that can help you keep it healthy. The app presents a new way to track changes in your skin and be proactive about your skin care, and it was developed by a local dermatologist.

06/12/2012

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How To Choose The Right Sunscreen

It appears the Twin Cities may see some sunshine this weekend, and a lot of people will be focused on soaking up whatever we get. Here are some tips on how to choose the best sunscreens.

05/18/2012

This is one of the 1200 memorials which dot the Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This battle memorial is along Cemetery Ridge, the site of Pickett's Charge, an infantry assault ordered by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee against Maj. Gen. George G. Meade's Union positions on Cemetery Ridge on July 3, 1863, the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. (Photo by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Parks Chief, Smithsonian Head, St. Paul Native Kennedy Dies

Former National Park Service director Roger Kennedy, who staunchly defended his agency from budget cuts, has died at age 85. He had melanoma.

09/30/2011

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Mother Of 2 Battles Melanoma A 2nd Time

A mother from Maple Plain living with incurable cancer says she wants her story to help other people.

07/05/2011

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