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An interesting fact: severe acne is linked to higher male hormone (androgen) activity. And previous research has suggested that severe teenage acne may be a risk factor for both prostate cancer and melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer.
For years now, we’ve been told to wear sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Sunscreen keeps you from getting sunburned. But does sunscreen really protect against skin cancer?
One of the most promising fields in cancer research and treatment looks at ways to enable the body’s own immune system to fight off cancer. This is called immunotherapy and is giving some cancer patients more years of life.
Wear sunscreen, stay in the shade, avoid sun during the hottest part of the day: most people know the golden rules of keeping skin healthy and free from cancer. For people who have previously had melanoma, those rules are especially important.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. And melanoma is the gravest form of skin cancer. Investigators recently reviewed trends relating to the incidence and outcomes of melanoma.