Navigation Links
Texas Oncology Urges Texans to 'Save Your Skin'
Date:6/18/2008

an-American, or Native American descent.

Texas Oncology physicians recommend that people at risk check their skin regularly. Often, the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of an existing mole. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using the ABCD method to help detect melanoma:

* A = Asymmetry: One side of the mole does not match the other in size, shape, color, or thickness.

* B = Border: The edge or border of the mole may be irregular.

* C = Color: The color of the mole is not uniform, various shades of brown and black may be present.

* D = Diameter: Skin cancer melanomas are usually larger than 6 millimeters in diameter, but they can be smaller.

Changes in the skin should be reported to your health care provider right away. You may be referred to a dermatologist, who specializes in diseases of the skin. Experts recommend the following preventative measures to "save your skin:"

* Protect your skin by wearing a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher every day. Reapply every two hours or according to the product label.

* Limit sun exposure during 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when ultraviolet light is strongest.

* Wear a hat, long-sleeved shirts, long pants or skirts, as well as sunglasses with at least 99 percent ultraviolet absorption to protect your skin and eyes.

* Newborn babies should be kept out of the sun. Babies should wear protective hats in the sun. Be sure to apply sunscreens on children over six months of age.

* Review your skin closely every month from the top of your head to your toes. See a physician if you notice any changes.

"Saving your skin is easier with some simple measures to outsmart the sun. Avoiding sun exposure when possible, and taking precautions such as using sunscreen go a long way in preventing skin cancer," said Bhandari.

About Texas Oncology

Texas Oncology delivers high quality cancer care with leading-edge technol
'/>"/>

SOURCE Texas Oncology
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Camp Bow Wow(R) Launches Fundraising Effort to Help Cure Cancer in Dogs, via Morris Animal Foundations Canine Cancer Campaign - Dogs Get Bandanas; Camp Bow Wow Locations in Texas Participating
2. UT Southwestern surgeons complete first single-incision lap-band surgery in Texas
3. Texas Eldercare Poll: 57 Percent Less Likely to Back Local Legislator if They Oppose Medicaid Rate Boost
4. Texas Moves Foster Children Into Managed Care Plan
5. New Study of Bush Medicare Cuts: Texas Rural Seniors, Nursing Homes 2nd Hardest Hit in Nation
6. Texas Jury Awards $250 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Boston Scientific in Balloon Catheter Lawsuit
7. New Study: Texas Seniors 4th Hardest-Hit from Proposed Bush Administration Medicare Cuts
8. Presbyterian Hospital of Plano Receives Prestigious Texas Award for Performance Excellence
9. Texas Oncology Reminds Women Youre the Best, Get the Tests
10. Study by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Confirms Training With Vision Software Enhances Hitting Skills
11. St. Davids HealthCare and Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Announce International Center For Training, Research and Treatment of Heart Rhythm Disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... sweetFrog Enterprises, LLC. is pleased to announce the opening of its newest ... Mississippi. The premium frozen yogurt chain was listed as #22 on the Inc. 500 ... Avenue, New Albany, MS 38652, will have a grand opening event on July 4, ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... , ... Following the recent report by JAMA Internal Medicine published ... Americans, Samir Becic emphatically declared a war on obesity in the United States. , ... "We must understand the magnitude of this discovery. For that reason, I am declaring, ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... Many Fourth of July celebrations will include fireworks this summer, so it’s ... some tips to promote the proper use of fireworks. , According to the U.S. ... with fireworks-related injuries in the month surrounding the Fourth of July. Amica is sharing ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... “ LIFX ” was ... and coolest technology products available to consumers. Amanda Forstrom, a technology expert and special ... are the most versatile smart light bulbs on the market. , According to the ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... , ... Global leader and compression innovator, SIGVARIS North America, is ... For style that’s quick on its feet, men will love this fun new way ... everywhere because a simple change in socks can dramatically help improve overall leg health ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:sweetfrog Opens First Location in Mississippi 2Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 2Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 3Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 4Health News:6 Fireworks Safety Tips from Amica Insurance 2Health News:The Most Versatile Smart Light Bulbs were featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 3
... Manufacturers, sales of OTC drugs grew by 2.4% ... 2008, according to the latest research in Nonprescription ... worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company.Private-label OTC ... within which antacids and allergy medicines posted the highest ...
... derive from problems with cellular respiration, the process through ... Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have now discovered a ... popularly called the cell,s power station that plays ... we take a breath, our blood transports oxygen to ...
... for less-expensive medical care , , WEDNESDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) ... jetting to Bangkok for his first colonoscopy. , ... shortage of nurses, who verified his identity 15 times before ... secondary motive: He is founder and president of Companion Global ...
... Caremark plan participants have access to most comprehensive Spanish-language ... 8 CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS ) ... Caremark.com. The Web site makes it easier for ... health care by providing them with online information and ...
... Bachelorette, Decides Her Family is Complete After the Birth of ... -- After the arrival of her second child (a ... Trista Sutter, the star of ABC,s first Bachelorette show, has ... last child for the couple. Trista plans to get the ...
... April 8 Amoena, the worldwide leader ... introduction of The Hannah Collection, the industry,s ... and Aloe to ease discomfort after breast ... )(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090408/CL96087 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Private-label OTC Drugs Post Solid Gains in 2008, According to Kline 2Health News:Private-label OTC Drugs Post Solid Gains in 2008, According to Kline 3Health News:Key protein in cellular respiration discovered 2Health News:Traveling for Treatment 2Health News:Traveling for Treatment 3Health News:Traveling for Treatment 4Health News:CVS Caremark Launches Spanish Version of Caremark.com 2Health News:CVS Caremark Launches Spanish Version of Caremark.com 3Health News:Trista Sutter Announces She Will Get the Essure Permanent Birth Control Procedure 2Health News:Trista Sutter Announces She Will Get the Essure Permanent Birth Control Procedure 3Health News:Amoena Introduces First Post Surgical Garments With Vitamin E & Aloe to Help Soothe and Comfort After Breast Surgery 2
(Date:7/2/2015)... , June 26, 2015 ... the "Vitamin D Market by Analog, Application, End-User & ... report to their offering. This market is projected ... of vitamin D in different applications and rising opportunities in ... China , Italy , and ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Pharma Major Lupin Limited today announced the acquisition of ... subject to certain closing conditions. The acquisition marks ... 765 billion in sales, placing it as one of the ... Health). For over a decade, Russian pharmaceutical market recorded double ... Russia to be one of the ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... TOKYO , July 2, 2015  Konica Minolta, ... today announced that it has acquired Sawae Technologica Ltda., ... Brazil , through its Brazilian healthcare ... . Local Brazil ... increasing population exceeding 200 million, significant healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vitamin D Market by Analog, Application, End-User & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020: Increasing Recommendation By Doctors & Associations 2Vitamin D Market by Analog, Application, End-User & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020: Increasing Recommendation By Doctors & Associations 3Lupin Acquires Biocom in Russia 2Lupin Acquires Biocom in Russia 3Konica Minolta Acquires Sawae, Enhancing Digital X-ray Diagnostic Imaging Systems in Brazil 2Konica Minolta Acquires Sawae, Enhancing Digital X-ray Diagnostic Imaging Systems in Brazil 3
... 13, 2011 Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH ... Holdings Pty Ltd (Cephalon), has lodged the offer document ... ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX: CXS) (ChemGenex) with the Australian ... a 58 percent premium to the one-month volume weighted ...
... PRNewswire / -- Life Technologies Corporation ... OneTouch System, an automated sample preparation system for the Ion Personal ... to five minutes and offers walk-away convenience. Ion Torrent is ... $5,000; the first shipments will be in late June and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cephalon Lodges Bidder's Statement for A$167 Million Offer for ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals 2Cephalon Lodges Bidder's Statement for A$167 Million Offer for ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals 3Life Technologies Announces an Automated Sample Preparation System for its Ion PGM™ Sequencer 2Life Technologies Announces an Automated Sample Preparation System for its Ion PGM™ Sequencer 3Life Technologies Announces an Automated Sample Preparation System for its Ion PGM™ Sequencer 4
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: