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Skin Cancer Risk Increases With Ultraviolet-B Radiation Exposure

...ced mutagen sensitivity reflects susceptibility to nonmelanoma skin cancer but not cutaneous malignant melanoma," the authors concluded. Contact Ariel Whitworth jncimedia@oxfordjournals.org Journal of the National Cancer Institute jncicancerspectrum.oupjournals.org...

Ultraviolet B (UVB) Radiation Reduces Risk of 16 Types of Cancer in U.S.

...D and entails a possible small increase in risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer, vitamin D supplements are readily available and nontoxic in the preventive range of 1,000-1,500 IU/day.” According to William Grant, Ph.D. “Other recent studies recently found that it takes 1000 to 1500 International Units (I.U.) of vi...

Stem cell transplant recipients face significant risk of second cancer

...nd cancers in these patients was 3.1 percent. When nonmelanoma skin cancer and carcinoma in situ of the cervix were excluded, incidence was 2.3 percent. That risk was 1.85 times that of the general population. The median time to diagnosis was almost 7 years after transplant. The most commonly reported second can...

The Other Side of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

...nd cancers in these patients was 3.1 percent. When nonmelanoma skin cancer and carcinoma in situ of the cervix were excluded, incidence was 2.3 percent. That risk was 1.85 times that of the general population. The median time to diagnosis was almost 7 years after transplant. The most commonly reported second can...

Women - More Likely to Die of Genital Nonmelanoma

...nted key findings from a population-based study of nonmelanoma skin cancer mortality in the United States from 19...69 to 2000. The data shows a large number of fatal nonmelanoma skin cancers that occurred in the genitalia of men and women age 65 and older, which may have been c...

Male Drivers at Higher Risk of Asymmetrical Skin Cancers

...ed at 1,047 skin cancer patients, most of whom had nonmelanoma skin cancers. Just over half i.e. 53 percent had skin cancers on the left side of their body. Men were found to be more commonly affected with asymmetrical skin cancers than women, which the scientists put down to gender differences as males spen...

Two New Studies Back Vitamin D for Cancer Prevention

...rs, or anyone with a personal or family history of nonmelanoma skin cancer, any amount of extra sun exposure would be inadvisable. The meta-analysis on colorectal cancer includes data from the Women's Health Initiative, which had shown in 2006 that a low dose of vitamin D did not protect against colorectal can...

Skin Cancer can Be Triggered by P53 Mutation

...ease. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a form of nonmelanoma skin cancer, which is the most common type of human malignancy with over 1 million new cases in the USA each year. Mutations in the p53 tumor suppressor gene have been implicated in tumor formation: some give rise to a loss-of-function whereas the ...

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