Skin Cancer

Exposure to the sun isn’t the only cause of skin cancer. Read up on types of skin cancer and their signs, and how you can take steps to prevent it.

The Scalp Skin Cancer and Brain Connection, Plus 6 Quality Scalp Sunscreen Products

Serious skin cancer of the scalp accounts for 15 percent of all skin cancer cases—in part, experts say, because the top of the head usually gets more of the sun's rays than any other body part. The Healthy @Reader's Digest rounded up some of the best scalp sunscreens on the market to fit your needs to protect the top of your head.

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What to Expect When You Get a Mole Removed

After having a few moles removed, I was surprised by how long the scars took to heal. Here's what...


50 Things Dermatologists Need You to Know About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer there is, period. This is what dermatologists want you to know about skin...


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Why People With Red Hair Have a Higher Risk of Skin Cancer

Research shows the cancer risk could be higher because of alterations in one gene in people with red hair.


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7 Skin Cancer Symptoms You Should Check For Now

A guide to inspecting your body for melanoma and other forms of skin cancer.

My Blurry Vision Turned out to Be Skin Cancer—in My Eye

Most people have heard of melanoma—but ocular melanoma? Britta Fortson's diagnosis at age 18 sent shock waves through her life....


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This Specific Fingernail Mark Could Be a Melanoma Symptom

Don't brush off this easy-to-ignore symptom of skin cancer.

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12 Silent Signs of Skin Cancer You’re Probably Ignoring

Dermatologists reveal the silent signs of skin cancer that are often overlooked, such as a pimple that doesn't go...


The One Summer Diet That Can Stop Skin Cancer

It's not a substitute for wearing sunscreen, but this tasty meal plan can help protect you against the sun from...


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10 Sneaky Places You Can Get Skin Cancer (That Aren’t on Your Skin)

Skin cancer is highly treatable if caught early so make sure you're checking these surprising spots and symptoms of


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10 Places You’re Ignoring When You Check for Skin Cancer

A head-to-toe monthly check is your best defense against nonmelanoma and more serious melanoma cancers.

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15 Skin Cancer Myths You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

Health experts help dispel the most common skin cancer myths people believe, such as it's okay to ease up...


9 Surprising Skin Cancer Risks You Might Be Ignoring

Viagra? A morning glass of OJ? These unexpected factors can actually raise your risk of skin cancer.


10 Signs You Need a Dermatologist—STAT!

Whether it's a suspicious mole, a rash that just won't go away, or a possible tick bite, early intervention is...


Moles Are Not the Only Thing You Should Checking for When It Comes to Skin Cancer

In over 20,000 cases of melanoma, over 70 percent of cases arose from something other than moles.


Yes, Eye Freckles Are a Thing—and This Is What They Reveal About Your Health

Your eyes are the window to your soul, but did you know your eyes can also be a window into...

I Tried Mole Mapping. Here’s What Happened.

This preventative skin cancer measure may just save your life.


This One Food Could Cut Your Skin Cancer Risk in Half

Tomato lovers, rejoice: Your favorite ingredient could stop you getting cancer.


Two Types of Skin Cancer Are Skyrocketing—Are You At Risk?

Ever had a bad sunburn? Addicted to tanning beds? Can't be bothered to lather up the sunscreen for that day...


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8 Surprising Facts About Skin Cancer

Read on to find out what you need to know from dermatologists to save your skin—or your life.


Sun Exposure Is No Joke. You Need to Get Your Skin Checked ASAP

Decades of exposure come at a price. Now’s the time to be vigilant.


What You Must Know About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer rates are soaring in the United States. An American’s lifetime risk of melanoma today is close to 1