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By Eric Brumwell, MD Dermatologist, Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center. The name may be unfamiliar, but the appearance is common. Although you may not have heard of actinic keratosis, if you’re someone who spends time in the sun, you run a high risk of developing one or more in your lifetime. In fact, since […]
How do you go on with life after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer? Do you just survive day by day—or do you live, really live? How do you set goals? How do you assert your role in managing your health care? A new web tool is helping cancer survivors take control of their life and […]
By Sarah Allinson, Senior Lecturer Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK Recent reports that cancer rates in UK women are set to rise six times faster than in men over the next two decades will have alarmed many. It is likely to be a similar story across the western world. In the US, cancer rates have been steadily […]
By Anton van den Hengel, Professor of Computer Science University of Adelaide, Australia Researchers have built an algorithm that can classify skin lesions as cancerous or benign with the same accuracy as dermatologists. This week US scientists announced they have developed an algorithm, or a computerised tool, to identify skin cancers through analysis of photographs. Rather […]
By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Kaiser Health News When it comes to consumers choosing sunscreen, they are often drawn to a product’s scent, texture and, of course, performance, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA Dermatology. It also found that, in many instances, these sunblocks don’t measure up to the standards recommended by the American […]