A Single Black Dot – Part 2 of 8

A Single Black Dot – Part 2 of 8

They began mapping out some of the most extreme distances between certain towns and their nearest dermatologist. The farthest mapped distance was 144 miles (approx. 2 hour drive) between two cities in Montana. This can be extremely difficult for individuals to not...
Skin Surveillance with Saint Barnabas and MoleSafe

Skin Surveillance with Saint Barnabas and MoleSafe

The Saint Barnabas Medical Center has teamed up with MoleSafe USA to establish the Skin Surveillance Program to more accurately detect skin cancer. The program utilizes advanced tools and methods to identify harmful and changing lesions on the skin. Total body...
Moms Against Melanoma

Moms Against Melanoma

When people think about skin cancer, they usually jump straight to melanoma because it is the most deadly and most discussed. But other more common forms, Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma, although not often deadly, should not be overlooked. A mother in...
Detectable and Preventable: Bill Cowher advocates on Kaye’s behalf.

Detectable and Preventable: Bill Cowher advocates on Kaye’s behalf.

Bill Cowher knows more about melanoma than he ever anticipated. After the tragic loss of his wife to the deadly cancer, he quickly began advocating for awareness and prevention. He knew the basics like most individuals, such as too much sun is the reason the cancer...
Cancer Coverage for Firefighters in the Empire State

Cancer Coverage for Firefighters in the Empire State

 There are approximately 96,000 volunteer firefighters in New York and now they have cancer coverage. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a law on Sunday establishing health benefits to volunteer firefighters who develop certain cancers. This law will provide...

Melanoma most likely to develop as a new lesion on the skin rather than as a mole

The common belief that melanoma is most often detected in moles has been contradicted by new studies. According to the study, “only 29 percent of the skin cancers started in moles patients already had, while 71 percent arose as new lesions on the skin.” The study also...

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