SKIN CANCER

  • Hugh Jackman diagnosed with skin cancer for the third time; advices fans to use sunscreen 4 days ago

    Hugh Jackman has been diagnosed and treated for skin cancer for the third time in a year. The actor's representative told E!News that Jackman was recently treated for basal cell carcinoma. The rep added that he is "all good" now. The Australian actor was previously treated of the same disease in...
  • Pilots, crew face twice the risk of skin cancer September 4, 2014

    Washington: Airline pilots and cabin crews face double the risk of deadly skin cancer compared to the general population and increased exposure to UV rays at higher altitudes may be to blame, according to new research. Several studies have suggested a higher incidence of melanoma in pilots and flight...
  • Hugh Jackman says skin cancer is fixed; urges fans to get regular check ups May 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hugh Jackman is taking no chance after undergoing treatment for a second bout of skin cancer. 'The Wolverine' star, however, was in good spirits as he sported a bandage on the side of his nose during the 'XMen: Days of Future Past' premiere in New York City, reported People...
  • Now, a mobile app to detect skin cancer December 22, 2013

    Kolkata: A mobile phone application which can assist clinicians perform fast and accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and ailments has been developed by IIT Kharagpur students. The application 'ClipOCamDerma' which can be used on any smartphone has been developed in the School of Medical Science and Technology at IIT, Kharagpur,...
  • Skin cancer death rates 70 per cent higher in men August 21, 2013

    Men are 70 per cent more likely to die from malignant melanoma the most serious type of skin cancer than women with the same disease, a new study has warned. According to research by Cancer Research UK and the University of Leeds, 3.4 men per 100,000 die from malignant...
  • Roger Moore's love for tan led to skin cancer November 27, 2012

    London: Former Bond star Sir Roger Moore says his habit of soaking up the sun to get a Hollywood tan has led to a series of skin cancer scares in the subsequent years. The 85yearold British actor sported a deep tan throughout his movie career to avoid applying makeup on...
  • Tanning beds linked to skin cancer October 3, 2012

    Washington: Indoor tanning beds can cause nonmelanoma skin cancer, and the risk is greater the earlier one starts tanning, suggests a new scientific analysis. Indoor tanning is already an established risk factor for malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, but which is less common. Now, the new study...
  • Free mobile app for skin cancer screening July 12, 2012

    Washington: A free new app called UMSkinCheck, designed for iPhone and iPad, will screen skin cancers by reminding users to compare unusual growths on their skin with actual photos provided by the app. A collaboration of the University of Michigan Medical School technology and clinical expertise, the app guides users through...
  • Sticking plaster can treat skin cancer January 23, 2011

    London: In what could be a relief to patients suffering from skin cancer, the disease can now be treated at home thanks to a revolutionary light emitting sticking plaster. The device, lightemitting Ambulight, is a form of photodynamic therapy (PDT), an established alternative to surgery for many forms...
  • Parasol prevents skin cancer, say experts May 10, 2010

    Washington: Cancer experts are encouraging women to be creative and use parasols to protect delicate skin from the sun. Parasols not only help keep women extra cool, but also protect their skin from early signs of ageing, say experts. "Opening a parasol or an umbrella on a blazing hot...
  • Scientists crack cancer code, to transform cure December 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Scientists say they have cracked the cancer code and have mapped the entire genetic code of two of the most common cancers skin and lung cancer. Mapping of cancer code is a huge breakthrough and may soon herald blood tests that could detect tumours far earlier than currently...
  • Jog a mile, sip a coffee to keep cancer at bay! August 3, 2007

    New Delhi: What is the connection between caffeine and jogging? Well there is a new study that says that the combination of the two may just keep skin cancer away. So doctors recommend that you start your day with a jog and a cup of coffee and you could protect...
  • Drink tea, keep skin cancer away April 21, 2007

    New York: Drinking at least two cups of tea daily can protect you from developing skin cancer, says a new study, but scientists call for more research to strengthen the findings. Tea's diseasefighting properties appear to protect the body against Squamous cell carcinomas and Basal cell carcinomas most common forms...
  • Laura mistakes cancer as insect bite December 25, 2006

    Washington: First lady Laura Bush says she first thought a sore on her right shin that turned out to be skin cancer was an insect bite. "Actually it never occurred to me to make it public," she told Bob Shieffer on CBS "Face the Nation" aired yesterday. "It was very minor....
  • Green veggies may cut skin cancer risk December 4, 2006

    Melbourne: Green leafy vegetable may be as important as wearing a hat, sunscreen and protective clothing to reduce the risk of skin cancer, says a study that highlights the importance of eating a healthy, wellbalanced diet. Those who eat at least three serves of green leafy vegetables a week reduced their...