Our team of experts brings you cancer-related news and research updates.
Read the Cancer Facts & Figures 2021, for the latest estimates, information and statistics for deaths related to cancer.
Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. If you know what to look for, you can spot warning signs of skin cancer early.
Rates of skin cancer in the US are rising, even though most cases are preventable because they’re related to sun exposure and indoor tanning. A study in the International Journal of Cancer found that 91% of all melanomas in the US were linked with ultraviolet (UV) radiation—mostly due to sun exposure. That rate was even higher among non-Hispanic whites, at 94%.
For Tarik Ceric, competing in a body building contest while in cancer treatment is one of the toughest things he’s ever done – and also one of the most rewarding.
It’s true that people with darker skin have a lower risk of melanoma. But as a recent study showed, it’s also true that non-Hispanic Black Americans are more likely to have lower survival rates when they are diagnosed. That’s partly because compared with non-Hispanic whites, people with darker skin are more often diagnosed with later-stage melanoma (after it’s spread). It’s also because the most common type of melanoma among non-Hispanic Blacks—called acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM)—has a lower survival rate.
Our bodies need vitamin D for healthy bones. And some studies suggest it may be linked with lower colorectal cancer risk. Find out how much vitamin D you need and how to get it safely.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Libtayo (cemiplimab) to treat people with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.
Cowden disease is a type of PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS) caused by a mutation in the PTEN gene. PHTS raises the risk of developing certain types of cancer, including skin, thyroid, breast, endometrial, colorectal, and kidney.