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Why is the melanoma skin cancer rate increasing?

Published today, by Roeland Pater


Reports across the globe show that melanoma is on the rise. According to a report published in the International Journal of Cancer, the incidence rate has been increasing by approximately 3-7% each year for Caucasians alone. The cause of this rise can be attributed to several factors.

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Who is most at risk for melanoma?

Published 5 days ago, by Roeland Pater

In short, people for any age, race and gender can get melanoma. But of course there are people that fall into the ‘high risk’ category, which we will explain in more detail below. There are a few groups of people that fit into this category. So who is most at risk for melanoma?

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Dealing with depression from melanoma diagnosis

Published 19 days ago, by Roeland Pater


Many of our users perform self-checks to exclude any possible dangers. But in some cases, high risk signs are spotted and people are urged to go and see a doctor for a closer look. This could lead to a melanoma skin cancer diagnosis, which of course is very serious. If melanoma is diagnosed in an early stage, there are many treatment options available – but hearing this diagnosis will have a lot of impact. Both physically, as you have to undergo surgery in most cases, and also emotionally. Depression is therefore seen often with melanoma patients.

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Today is Melanoma Monday and this is why you should care

Published about 1 month ago, by Roeland Pater


The 1st of May is Melanoma Monday and kicks off the start of of Skin Cancer Detection & Awareness Month. Whilst obviously not on the list of anyone's favourite holiday, it is one that delivers critical information for millions of people in the US and around the World.

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