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BY Sarah Zizinia

Body changes are a normal, expected part of pregnancy for most women. In addition to a growing belly, you can also experience changes to your hair and skin due to hormone shifts during those nine months. 

These skin changes can involve hyperpigmentation, dryness or rashes, skin darkening and mole changes. But how can you tell the difference between pregnancy changes and skin cancer? We spoke with dermatologist Anisha Patel...

Pregnant person looking at her belly.

BY Heather Alexander

Choosing skin care products can be overwhelming. There are so many ingredients and so many claims of benefits.

But there is one ingredient...

BY Anisha Patel, M.D.

What are the different types of skin cancer? How are they usually diagnosed? What do they look like? And how are they treated? 

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BY Rebecca Howell, Ph.D.

I’ve never been diagnosed with cancer, but I still get screened at MD Anderson for both breast cancer and skin cancer every year. And I tell everyone I know to do the same.  

One reason is that cancer runs in my family. At least five of my relatives have been diagnosed with some type of cancer in the last 15 years. 

The second reason is that I have a number of personal risk factors. I’m very fair-skinned and...

Rebecca Howell, Ph.D., stands beside her father, Robert Hall. He has his arm around her, and they're both smiling as they look at the camera.

BY Heather Alexander

Maintaining your health requires more than living a healthy lifestyle and keeping up with regular health care like screenings and check-ups...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that occurs in melanocytes, the cells that carry pigment.

But are there different types? How is it...

BY Heather Alexander

Almost everyone has at least one mole, and you may already regularly check your moles for signs of change.

That’s a good idea since...

BY Danielle Underferth

If you have dark skin, you may think you have natural protection from sunburns, sun damage and skin cancer. But the relationship between skin...

BY Mark Zindler

I was a real sun-worshipper growing up, so I spent a lot of time at the beach. Galveston Island is only an hour away from my hometown of Houston...

BY Tara Kirk

When I was 6 years old, my mother died from cancer. She was only 35, and at the time, her death came as a shock to everyone in our family....