Cancer

Common Myths About Skin Cancer

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  People who rarely sunburn will not get cancer. Sunburns are not the only sign of damage to the skin. Any change in color of the skin due to sun exposure, even just a tan, is a sign of damage. Sunburns cause more damage to the skin when they occur, but tanning without getting a sunburn also increases the risk ... Read More »

Colorectal Cancer Screenings on the Rise

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer affecting American men and women. Out of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death. A recent study published online in the medical journal Cancer, indicates that colon cancer screening rates in ... Read More »

HPV Vaccine: Boys Need It Too!

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About 14 million people become newly infected with HPV (Human papillomavirus) every year, making it the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the United States. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that not enough boys in the United States are receiving their full HPV vaccine. The CDC recommends that both male and female children ages 11-12 receive ... Read More »

Don’t Take Tanning Lying Down

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Studies have shown that indoor tanning can increase one’s risk of dangerous melanoma skin cancer by 75%.  The more hours spent tanning, the greater the risk according to a study conducted by the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR). Frequent users of tanning beds have an even greater increased risk than casual users. People who use indoor tanning equipment are 1.74 times more likely ... Read More »

Understand Your Body: Skin (Infographic)

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In honor of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month the iTriage team has created an infographic about the function of your skin, and what to look for when examining your moles. Keeping an eye on moles for any changes or irregularities will help you catch possible signs of skin cancer early. Keep reading to learn about everything your skin does ... Read More »

Get to Know Your Moles

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When moles change in size or color, it could be a sign of skin cancer. Learn how to recognize suspicious moles and get in the habit of examining your skin monthly to check for any new or changing moles that may need to be removed by a dermatologist. Read More »