Skin cancer signs: Seven symptoms of the potentially deadly disease revealed by a doctor
SKIN cancer is caused by ultraviolet light damaging the DNA in skin cells. What ’s commonly not known is there are two types of skin cancer - melanoma skin cancer and non-melanoma skin cancer. A doctor has revealed seven symptoms to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence on Nicotinamide for High-Risk Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
A review published in  Experimental Dermatology examined the safety and efficacy of nicotinamide in reducing non-melanoma skin cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Trends in the Management of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
A recent review article highlighted developments in the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers, from new chemoprevention agents to telemedicine. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Is Indoor Tanning Linked to Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers?
A new meta-analysis offers compelling evidence on the causal relationship between indoor tanning and skin cancer risk. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

A form of vitamin B3 significantly reduces the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer
(Natural News) Your body needs regular exposure to the sun in order to synthesize vitamin D. However, you can sometimes have too much of a good thing. Overexposure to sunlight is one of the many health risks that can lead to skin cancer. If you live in a tropical area or any location that allows... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers ID Common Terminology to Describe Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
The findings of a systematic review may help standardize reflectance confocal microscopy terminology, which is used to describe non-melanocytic lesions. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Hope for New Apoptotic Regulatory Pathway in Treating Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers
Researchers studied whether the mechanistic target of mTORC2 directs UVB –induced apoptosis by regulating the expression of NOXA downstream of FOXO3a. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Skin Cancer | Medscape Skin Cancer | Medscape
Nonmelanoma skin cancer primarily comprises basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Other, rarer types of nonmelanoma skin cancer include dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, Merkel cell carcinoma, and Kaposi's sarcoma. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

TNM Staging 8th Edition and Its Implications for Skin Cancer TNM Staging 8th Edition and Its Implications for Skin Cancer
This article summarizes important changes in the 8th edition of TNM that impact the staging, risk stratification, and management of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

MHRA Drug Safety Update: Hydrochlorothiazide: risk of non-melanoma skin cancer particularly in long-term use
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug safety update: Hydrochlorothiazide: risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, particularly in long-term use... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - November 15, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

9/11 Cancer Deaths Continue to Rise
John Feal believes more people will die from illnesses related to 9/11 than from the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. He should know. He’s a first responder who witnesses it every day. And he is not alone in his belief. Feal, a longtime advocate for Sept. 11 survivors and those dying from diseases related to the terrorist attacks, will again host the annual naming ceremony at the 9/11 Responders Remembered Park in Smithtown, Long Island. Each year he reads the names of those who have died within the past year. And each year, the list is longer than the last. On the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attack...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 10, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Signs of melanoma and non-melanoma - are you at risk?
SKIN cancer symptoms are most commonly associated with moles on the skin. But this is only a sign of melanoma - non-melanoma skin cancer has a very different appearance. Are you at risk of either type? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Signs of the cancer revaled in one picture
SKIN cancer symptoms are triggered when skin cells start to divide uncontrollably. There are two main types of skin cancer, called melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Watch out for this major warning sign of skin cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Major signs of skin cancer revealed in one picture
SKIN cancer symptoms are triggered when skin cells start to divide uncontrollably. There are two main types of skin cancer, called melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Watch out for this major warning sign of skin cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Do I have this cancer? Major sign of melanoma skin cancer revealed
SKIN cancer symptoms are triggered when skin cells start to divide uncontrollably. There are two main types of skin cancer, called melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Watch out for this major warning sign of skin cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: Do I have the cancer? The BIGGEST SIGN of melanoma skin cancer
SKIN cancer symptoms are triggered when skin cells start to divide uncontrollably. There are two main types of skin cancer, called melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Watch out for this major warning sign of skin cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stress Ball or Hand-holding During Skin Cancer Surgery Stress Ball or Hand-holding During Skin Cancer Surgery
For nonmelanoma skin cancer patients, extra stress-relieving measures did not reduce anxiety better than usual care for excisional surgery under local anesthesia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hand-Holding, Stress Ball Don't Cut Anxiety in Skin CA Removal
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Hand-holding and squeezing a stress ball do not provide anxiety reduction among patients during excisional removal of non-melanoma skin cancer, according to a study published online July 18 in JAMA Dermatology. Arianna F.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms: This lump could be a sign of the cancer
SKIN cancer symptoms are produced by damage to cells, causing them to divide uncontrollably. There are two types of skin cancer, non-melanoma and melanoma. Watch out for these spot changes, which could indicate non-melanoma skin cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Rates of Cancers Observed Among Flight Attendants
Especially breast cancer, melanoma, and non - melanoma skin cancer among female flight attendants (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Many Cancers, Study Says
Flight attendants are exposed to a number of known cancer-causing risks, but few studies have rigorously quantified that risk, and researchers say they are an understudied occupational group. The Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study (FAHS), begun in 2007, addresses some of the gaps in understanding health risks among flight attendants. In the latest report, published in the journal Environmental Health, researchers found that flight attendants had higher rates of many cancers, including breast cancer and melanoma, compared to the general population. The FAHS included more than 5,300 flight attendants who were recruited th...
Source: TIME: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

No difference in malignancy rates seen between tocilizumab and TNFi in patients with RA
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) examined rates of malignancy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), excluding non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), and found no difference between those newly treated with tocilizumab (TCZ) versus TNF inhibitors (TNFi). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Different outdoor professions carry different risks for skin cancer
(Wiley) One of the main risk factors for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), the most common cancer worldwide, is solar ultraviolet radiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Risk Raised in Psoriatic Arthritis
(MedPage Today) -- Highest risk was for nonmelanoma skin cancer (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hydrochlorothiazide and Skin Cancer: Raise the Red Flag Hydrochlorothiazide and Skin Cancer: Raise the Red Flag
A dramatic association has been found between this common diuretic and nonmelanoma skin cancer.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Sensus Healthcare inks multiple distro deals, launches global expansion project
Superficial radiation therapy device developer Sensus Healthcare (NSDQ:SRTSU) today released plans for a global expansion, including new distribution agreements in China, Germany, Mexico, Cuba and Costa Rica. Sensus makes low-energy photon X-ray systems for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, and keloids. The Boca Raton, Fla.-based company refers to the technology as superficial radiation therapy, and claims that the tech has been sued to “effectively and safely treat oncological and non-oncological skin conditions.” “Following our new partnersh...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Oncology Sensus Healthcare LLC Source Type: news

Skin cancers linked with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease
(Wiley) Previous studies have demonstrated a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in individuals with various cancers, including non-melanoma skin cancers (including squamous cell cancers and basal cell cancers). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Secondary Prevention Strategies for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
In this article, we review the published literature and evaluate secondary prevention strategies for nonmelanoma skin cancer. We also explore investigational therapies proposed for chemoprevention of nonmelanoma skin cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Adriana T. Lopez, BA Larisa Geskin, MD Richard D. Carvajal, MD Tags: Oncology Journal Review Article Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma) Source Type: news

No Clear Effect on Melanoma Outcomes With Behavioral Interventions
Interventions can improve sun protection behaviors, but this does not necessarily correlate with skin cancer/melanoma outcomes, according to a review for the USPSTF. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Melanoma News Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma) Source Type: news

Can This Topical Cream Prevent Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer? Can This Topical Cream Prevent Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer?
A study tested whether prophylactic application of topical fluorouracil can prevent nonmelanoma skin cancer.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Research Finds Popular Blood Pressure Drug Increases Skin Cancer Risk
This study shows a possible link between HCTZ and basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin. These are not melanomas, the deadliest form of skin cancer, but they both can pose serious health risks. This study shows an association between HCTZ and skin cancer, not proof that the medication actually causes cancer, but it’s link that needs to be studied further. In the meantime, continue to take your blood pressure medication and protect yourself from excessive sun exposure. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Caught in the act: Papillomaviruses promote non-melanoma skin cancer
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) UV radiation has been known for a long time to be a risk factor for the development of skin cancer. Simultaneous infection with human papillomaviruses (HPV) has also been suspected to promote skin cancer, particularly in organ transplant recipients. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now been able to show for the first time in a natural system that papillomaviruses associated with UV light promote the development of non-melanoma skin cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 3, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Hologic’s new product launch to CapsoVision gettting CE Mark approval, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Hologic launches new MyoSure device Hologic announced in a Nov. 1 press release that it has launched its MyoSure Manual Device in the U.S. The device is designed to help doctors resect and remove intrauterine tissue easily in an office setting if used with the MyoSure hysteroscope. 2. IntraFuse wins FDA clearance for FlexThread fibula pin IntraFuse has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its FlexThread Fibula Pin System, ...
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Oncology Orthopedics Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound Women's Health brhmedical CapsoVision Helomics Hologic Inc. IntraFuse MedTech Sensus Healthcare LLC Skyline Med Source Type: news

New insight into how excess belly fat may increase cancer risk
Conclusion This animal and laboratory study investigated the possible cellular relationship between excess body fat – specifically fat around the body organs – and cancer risk. It seems one key mechanism by which excess visceral fat could stimulate healthy cells to develop into cancerous ones could be through FGF2 levels. The researchers hope their study could pave the way for possible cancer prevention strategies by stopping FGF2 production in obese people with excess belly fat. They even go as far as suggesting that blocking FGF2 receptors could be one part of a treatment approach after a diagnosis of breas...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Pathway's power to boost, halt tumors may be promising cancer therapy target
(Penn State) A protein, called inositol-requiring enzyme 1 -- IRE1 -- may serve as a key driver in a series of molecular interactions that can both promote and, paradoxically, inhibit tumors in certain types of cancers, such as non-melanoma skin cancers, according to a team of molecular biologists. They add that this pathway's dual power may make it a tempting target for future research on the design of new types of anti-cancer therapeutics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Arsenic Levels Higher in Patients With Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
Much higher levels of inorganic arsenic, trivalent, pentavalent arsenic, monomethylarsonic acid (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Proposed: Trial of Vitamin Derivative to Prevent Melanoma Proposed: Trial of Vitamin Derivative to Prevent Melanoma
The vitamin B3 derivative nicotinamide was previously shown to reduce nonmelanoma skin cancers in a phase 3 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Alcohol linked to an increased risk of skin cancer
Conclusion These findings should be interpreted with care before concluding that an alcoholic drink per day increases your risk of skin cancer. There are several important cautions: These are only observational studies. It wouldn't be possible to randomise people to different alcohol intake and follow them to look at cancer development. And with observational studies, many other health, sociodemographic and lifestyle factors may be influencing the link between alcohol intake and cancer development. The studies differed considerably in terms of the influencing factors they took account of, with some adjusting for various ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Review: Positive Link for Alcohol, Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
For every 10 - g increase in ethanol intake per day, positive correlation seen for BCC, cutaneous SCC (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Alcohol intake may increase risk of nonmelanoma skin cancers
(Wiley) In a recent analysis of published studies, higher alcohol intake was linked with an increased risk of both basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, which are nonmelanoma skin cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Safely Treats Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma
An anti –PD-1 monoclonal antibody is safe and effective for patients with unresectable, locally advanced, or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: News Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma) Source Type: news

Episode #15: How easy is it to get addicted to opioids?
TPR PODCAST EPISODE #15: HOW EASY IS IT TO GET ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS?     As has been well reported in medical papers, government studies and popular media, rates of overdose deaths from opioids have been increasing steadily over the last several decades. A recent article in the New York Times reported that there were likely more than 59,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016, an estimated 19% increase over the number in 2015. The total for 2017 is likely to be even higher.   Many deaths have been associated with prescription opioid analgesics, or have occurred among patients who became addicted to prescription opio...
Source: The Poison Review - June 11, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow The Poison Review Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

PERFI Feasible for In Vivo Imaging of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
Methylene blue infused into peritumoral space, and preferentially retained in tumor (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 2, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

First-ever global study finds massive health care inequity
A first-ever global study finds massive inequity of access to and quality of health care among and within countries, and concludes people are dying from causes with well-known treatments. For example, on a scale of 1 to 100 for health care access and quality, Norway and Australia each scored 90 overall, among the highest in the world. However, Norway scored 65 in its treatment for testicular cancer, and Australia scored 52 for treating non-melanoma skin cancer. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Skin cancer on the rise
New diagnoses for two types of skin cancer increased in recent years, according to a team of researchers. Their paper uses medical records from the Rochester Epidemiology Project to compare diagnoses of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma ? both nonmelanoma skin cancers ? between 2000 and 2010 to diagnoses in prior years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Are walnuts the key to fighting prostate cancer? Researchers think so
(Natural News) Next to non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer among men in America, according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2013, 176,450 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed, and about 27,681 American men died from this largely preventable disease. The prostate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel, Immune Therapies Promising in Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
Treatment of keratinocyte carcinomas such as basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma with PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors and targeted agents warrant further investigation, according to recently published studies. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ian Ingram Tags: News Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma) Source Type: news

Mohs an Option in Older Patients with Non-Melanoma Skin Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Good 8-year survival outcomes seen in patients 85 and up (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - March 7, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news