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Year of Hundred Things: "Thing" #97 - Scars

“That’s not a scar. I want to see you in my office tomorrow morning at 9am.” She said, looking closely at the small lesion under my right eye. 508 more words

Cancer is Catching

Pretty sure I have skin cancer, you guys.  I mean, it is the most common cancer and I’m almost certain that we’re looking at basal cell carcinoma, so they’ll just scoop it out and I’ll go on in my life until the next time.   488 more words


How Pain and Itching Signal Skin Cancer | Men's Health

Skin cancer doesn’t always announce itself with the sudden appearance of a big, black weird-looking mole. An itch that doesn’t go away or a feeling of tenderness in a lesion might be red flags for certain kinds of skin cancer, found a study from the Temple University School of Medicine.The researchers found that itching and pain were frequent complaints in squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas, the two most common forms of skin cancers. 333 more words


Murmurs, Rubs & Gallops-9/19/2014

JAMA Internal Medicine Blog contributors on what captured their attention this week.

Giliead Sciences has been criticized for the high price of sofosbuvir, the new hepatitis C virus drug. 406 more words

Editor's Corner

The "C" Word

Cancer. The scariest six letter word I know.

Each of us easily associates a person with this disease. Hearing this word conjures up an image in our head of a beloved family member or friend. 562 more words


Worth the Risk?

After just a few minutes of internet research, I have found some very conflicting information about the use of sun beds and its link to skin cancer. 690 more words

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