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The Weekly: When you should see a dermatologist, how a ban on sunbeds could save lives and more

May 27, 2022

Feature Story

If Your Mole Looks Like This, It’s Time To See A Dermatologist

MONDAY, May 23 (The Huffington Post) — By adulthood, the average person has between 10 and 40 moles on their body. These small growths on the skin — which are usually round or oval in shape and pink, tan, brown or black in color — are very common and generally harmless.

But occasionally, an abnormal mole can be a sign of melanoma, a relatively rare but deadly form of skin cancer. So it’s crucial to know what to look for. (Non-melanoma skin cancers like basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas make up the majority of cases, but tend to be less aggressive.)

In other news. . .

Breakthrough COVID Infections More Likely in Cancer and Alzheimer’s Patients
May 23, Neuroscience News

 

 

 

 

Scientists: ‘A ban on sunbeds could save lives from skin cancer’
May 20, BBC

 

 

 

 

Veterans to Get Improved Access to Mammograms Through Bills Headed to Biden’s Desk
May 19, Yahoo! News

 

 

 

 

Overnight, her mole turned black and blistered. It was basal cell skin cancer
May 26, TODAY

 

 

Foundation News

Lessons from my dad and uncle: Why you should protect your skin

This year, nearly 100,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma1. For my uncle and dad, that number is personal, as both were diagnosed with melanoma (a disease that is more common in men than women). Now, I’m doing my best to make sure that I never have to hear that diagnosis.

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