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Arizona Baby Who Got Melanoma in Womb Still Thriving

Arizona Baby Who Got Melanoma in Womb Still Thriving

KNXV/ABC NewsPHOENIX) — Addison Cox, the Phoenix girl who mysteriously contracted her mother’s deadly melanoma while still in the womb, has surprised doctors and will soon celebrate her second birthday.Her mother, Phoenix police detective Briana Cox, …

Researchers Urge Against Use of Indoor Tanning

Researchers Urge Against Use of Indoor Tanning

Cultura/Liam Norris(NEW YORK) — More than one million people visit tanning salons in the United States every day.Many of those that do use tanning salons are teenage girls. According to an article in the journal Pediatrics, 35 to 40 percent of white a…

Georgia Man Shaves Head to Support Wife, Finds His Own Cancer

Georgia Man Shaves Head to Support Wife, Finds His Own Cancer

Courtesy Dolly Stringer(NEW YORK) — When Dolly Stringer was diagnosed with breast cancer in April, she decided to take control and shave her head before she began chemotherapy.Now, the Moultrie, Ga., woman believes she got cancer for a reason: to save…

Gene Altering Lotion May Treat Skin Diseases

Gene Altering Lotion May Treat Skin Diseases

Comstock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Imagine a lotion that can treat irreversible genetic skin diseases like psoriasis or life-threatening skin cancers like melanoma.
Researchers at Northwestern University say they’re another step closer to creating a treat…

Experimental Drug Trains Immune System to Shrink Tumors

Experimental Drug Trains Immune System to Shrink Tumors

John Foxx/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An experimental cancer drug successfully shrank tumors in patients with different kinds of cancer, including typically hard-to-treat lung cancers, according to a new study. Oncologists said the research was e…

High School Students Sign No-Tanning Pledges for Prom

High School Students Sign No-Tanning Pledges for Prom

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MAYNARD, Mass.) — On Friday, students at Maynard High School in Maynard, Mass. made good on an important promise: no tanning before this year’s prom.Many of the students signed a pledge in February that they would skip the tanning…

Melanoma Rates Increasing in Young Adults, Women Hit Hardest

Melanoma Rates Increasing in Young Adults, Women Hit Hardest

Duncan Smith/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study reveals that melanoma rates for young adults are increasing, and young women are suffering twice as much as young men, Health Day reports. Mayo Clinic researchers used records from the Rocheste…

Phoenix Mother Passes Cancer Through Placenta to Baby

Phoenix Mother Passes Cancer Through Placenta to Baby

Courtesy James Cox(PHOENIX) — Briana Cox had a malignant skin melanoma removed in 2006 and was assured by her doctors that the cancer had not spread and all her margins were clear.The Phoenix police detective went on to have a son David, now 3, and be…

New Drug Promising Against Deadly Melanoma

New Drug Promising Against Deadly Melanoma

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When Richard Kaminski had an unusual mole removed from his cheek in 1998, he thought it was the end of his experience with melanoma.But more than 10 years later, Kaminski developed a cough that didn’t go away. Medica…

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