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BY Devon Carter

At increased risk for skin cancer? You may need regular skin cancer screening exams. These screening exams help find skin cancer early, when the chances of successful treatment are greatest.

Here, Anisha Patel, M.D., shares six things she wants you to know before your skin screening exam. 

You’ll be wearing a gown during the skin screening

Skin cancer can occur anywhere on your body, even places that don’t get...

Cancerwise blog post: Skin cancer screening for skin cancer prevention

BY Katie Brooks

You’ve probably heard about MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program™. But what is it?

We asked Ernest Hawk, M.D., co-leader of the Colorectal...

BY Scott Merville

Five years ago, patients with late-stage melanoma that had spread to other organs had no good treatment options. 

A pair of treatment...

BY Kellie Bramlet

According to a new study from Consumer Reports, nearly half of sunscreens have a lower sun protection factor (SPF) than they claim on their bottles.

So, should you start buying sunscreen with a higher SPF to protect your skin from sun damage and lower your skin cancer risk?

Not necessarily, says Saira George, M.D., a dermatologist at MD Anderson in Sugar Land. But it’s a good reminder to use more sunscreen more often.

Cancerwise blog: What SPF should you choose?

BY Rachel Cruz

There are plenty of things that I'm supposed to do for my health that I skip (like that overdue vision exam), but a skin exam isn't one of...

BY Amanda Woodward

Pregnancy can do some crazy things to your, well ... everything! In my case, with both my first and now second pregnancies, my skin has broken...

BY Melanie Steel

Three years ago, my family began bracing for the battle of our lives. My dad had just been diagnosed with melanoma.

We knew very...

BY MD Anderson

No matter where you are in your cancer journey, you're likely curious about cancer prevention and treatment. Or, maybe you're trying...

BY Amanda Woodward

Sometimes I ponder the inevitable conversation with my kids about my melanoma diagnosis. I know I can dodge the subject for a while and chalk...

BY Kellie Bramlet

Melanoma was the last thing on Saoirse Murray's mind when she made her first appointment with a dermatologist at age 17. Prom was around the...