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Don't Fry Day - May 25 - Focuses on Sun Safety & Preventing Skin Cancer
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Don't Fry Day - May 25 - Focuses on Sun Safety & Preventing Skin Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday that the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day (May 25) as "Don't Fry Day," and FDA is participating in this national campaign to "spread...

Support for Caregivers: When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer
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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 52 page booklet with advice for caregivers of cancer patients.

Support for Cancer Caregivers: Caring for the Caregiver
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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. 11 page booklet with basic advice for caregivers of cancer patients.  Focuses on cancer generally, as opposed to skin cancer, but contains valua...

Skin Cancer: Caregiver Guide
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AOL Health.  Guide for caregivers of skin cancer patients, on treatments, diagnosis and prevention, with links to more tools and resources. >>View Info

Support and Resources
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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  Links to multiple resources useful to caregivers for cancer patients, including sources of general support information, support organiza...

Skin (Pressure) Sores
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American Cancer Society.  A guide for the caregiver of a cancer patient regarding how to recognize and prevent skin (pressure) sores, which are a common problem for elderly who are bedridden, for example, after surgery Read more....

Skin Color Changes
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American Cancer Society.  A guide for the caregiver of a cancer patient regarding what to look for in skin color changes, what they can mean, and what the patient and the caregiver can do. >>View Info

Resources - Skin Disease Organizations
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Cleveland Clinic.  List of organizations that provide information and resources on skin diseases and skin cancer, provided as part of Cleveland Clinic’s overall discussion of skin cancer. >>View Info

Actinic keratosis
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MayoClinic.com.  Useful information for the caregiver on actinic keratosis (rough scaly patches on the skin, also called solar keratosis), which are caused by exposure to the sun, take years to develop, and usually first appear in older adults.  Thes...

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Calcium + Vitamin D Reduced Melanoma Risk by 57% in Women with History of Other Skin Cancer
June 28, 2011 Posted by Editor
Calcium + Vitamin D Reduced Melanoma Risk by 57% in Women with History of Other Skin Cancer

A new study led by scientists at Stanford has found that a daily supplement of 1,000 mg of calcium plus 400 IU of vitamin D3 lowered the risk of getting melanoma by 57% in women with a history of other skin cancers, but did not affect the incidence of ...

Screening for Melanoma Found Most Effective in Patients 50 Years or Older
June 18, 2011 Posted by Editor
Screening for Melanoma Found Most Effective in Patients 50 Years or Older

June, 2011 issue of the Archives of Dermatology, a Journal of the American Medical Association, concluded: "Screening and surveillance efforts should focus on patients 50 years or older and those with a personal history of skin cancer or a family histo...

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