Items Tagged ‘skin cancer’

Ask the Doctors - How much sunshine do I need for enough vitamin D?

March 23, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How much sunshine do I need for enough vitamin D?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: How much sunshine do I need to get my daily dose of vitamin D? And does wearing sunscreen interfere with my body’s production of vitamin D? Dear Reader: These are good questions. The major source of our body’s vitamin D comes from our own production in the skin. This requires the ultraviolet rays […]

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Tags: bone density, diet, Disabled people, Dr. Robert Ashley, kidneys, liver, low vitamin D, melanin, skin cancer, skin pigmentation, sun, sunscreen


A doctor's note for sunscreen at school? Why that's a mistake

August 23, 2017

A doctor’s note for sunscreen at school? Why that’s a mistake

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

An estimated 80 percent of a person’s exposure to ultraviolet radiation — most of it from sunlight — occurs before the age of 18. Sunscreen is one of our primary defense mechanisms against ultraviolet radiation, but schools across the United States face a challenge because the Food and Drug Administration classifies sunscreen as an over-the-counter […]

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Tags: back to school, broad-spectrum sunscreen, dermatology, Marcia Hogeling, melanoma, pediatric, pediatric dermatology, pediatrics, skin cancer, skin care, SPF, sun


UCLA HEAD & NECK DEPT.....ALL-STAR TEAM

February 22, 2017

UCLA HEAD & NECK DEPT…..ALL-STAR TEAM

By john12 john12

My story begins with other physicians advising me that the UCLA Head & Neck Surgery Department was the only place to receive comprehensive treatment for my head and neck related invasive skin cancer. Following that advice, I began a journey with the UCLA Medical Center that not only included the Head and Neck Surgery Department, […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, compassionate care, Dr. Maie St. John, head and neck cancer, head and neck surgery, maxillofacial prosthetics, patient stories, skin cancer, UCLA Head and Neck Surgery Department


While winter skies may look dreary, protecting your skin is still “in”

January 17, 2017

While winter skies may look dreary, protecting your skin is still “in”

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

When weather forecasts are filled with predictions of wind, rain and frosty temperatures, it’s easy to forget that the sun and its potentially harmful rays are still out there.  Even during the dead of winter, it is still important to protect your skin.  Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, and a recent […]

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Tags: acral lentiginous melanoma, bleeding mole, blemish, cancer, dark spots, dermatologist, dermatology, Dr. Anabella Pascucci, Dr. Paul Levins, environmental factors, facial blemishes, full-body skin exam


Pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) Offers New Hope for Patients with Metastatic Melanoma

June 7, 2016

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) Offers New Hope for Patients with Metastatic Melanoma

By uclahealth uclahealth

In the summer of 2015, a brand-new cancer therapy known as “Jimmy Carter’s cancer drug” shot to fame. Called pembrolizumab, it was instrumental in former President Jimmy Carter’s successful treatment for metastatic melanoma. Previously, patients with metastatic melanoma (skin cancer that has spread to other areas of the body) could undergo a combination of treatment […]

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Tags: cancer drug, chemotherapy, immune system, immunotherapy, keytruda, melanoma, metastatic melanoma, pembrolizumab, radiation therapy, skin cancer, skin diseases, surgery


Safe summer fun: Hydrate, apply sunscreen, repeat

May 5, 2016

Safe summer fun: Hydrate, apply sunscreen, repeat

By uclahealth uclahealth

Dips in the pool, long days at the beach and trips to the playground: summer is synonymous with outdoor fun. Prolonged heat exposure on sunny days can also carry potential risks for kids, such as dehydration, heat illness and sunburn. But the good news is that they are easily prevented with a little advanced planning. […]

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Tags: broad spectrum protection, dehydration, heat illness, skin cancer, SPF, summer, summer safety, sun protection factor, sun screen, sunburn, sunscreen, tanning