Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cancer Survivors May Be At Increased Risk For Melanoma

A study published in the December issue of the Archives of Dermatology has found that survivors of non-skin cancers also may have an increased risk of melanoma. Investigators found that patients previously diagnosed with melanoma had the highest risk for getting melanoma again. Other cancers that put patients at risk included ocular melanoma, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma and leukemia. If you have a history of melanoma or other cancer, make sure you get your skin checked regularly by a dermatologist.

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