Melanoma

Sun exposure on skin.
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KYW Staff
September 11, 2019 - 3:08 pm
KYW Medical Report: Skin cancer is the greatest threat posed by sun exposure.
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Nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated by the Environmental Working Group would not pass safety tests proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration, the consumer advocacy group announced.
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May 21, 2019 - 4:32 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) -- Nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated by the Environmental Working Group would probably not be considered safe and effective under standards proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration, the consumer advocacy group will announce this week. The group will...
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Scott Sladek is the face of a case that has opened the door to allow more firefighters to be compensated by the city if they get cancer, a hazard of the job.
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Cherri Gregg
November 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia firefighter is the face of a case that has opened the door to allow more firefighters to be compensated by the city if they get cancer, a hazard of the job. "Most people that go to work have a clean air space. Ours isn't. Our office is in smoke filled...
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If you have any atypical-looking mole, go to your doctor.
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November 01, 2018 - 4:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Atypical moles are unusual looking moles. When they are noncancerous, the medical term for these moles is dysplastic nevi. A study has found that although these moles...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
David Madden
October 18, 2018 - 12:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia firefighter who is seeking workers' compensation after getting cancer has received a bit of help from Pennsylvania’s highest court. The case involving Scott Sladek dates back to 2012 and has made its way up the legal chain of appeal to the state Supreme...
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The Miller family, from left: George, Kristi, Tara, Lauren, Debbie
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Kristen Johanson
June 27, 2018 - 9:43 pm
SOUTH JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A Jersey Shore family is turning devastation into hope for others. Tara Miller was 28 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma, after finding a small bump behind her ear. "It progressed within a couple of months to stage 4," said her twin sister, Lauren...
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A flight attendant's life may look glamorous, but the job comes with health hazards that go beyond managing surly passengers. As a group, they get certain cancers more than the general population, according to a new study.
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June 26, 2018 - 3:40 pm
By Jen Christensen (CNN) -- A flight attendant's life may look glamorous, but the job comes with health hazards that go beyond managing surly passengers. As a group, they get certain cancers more than the general population, according to a new study. Scientists have long found that flight...
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Avalon Sunscreen Dispenser
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David Madden
June 01, 2018 - 9:30 pm
AVALON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- One town at the Jersey Shore offers a little extra with your day on the beach. A chance to protect yourself against skin cancer. Avalon has set up a pair of locations near the beach where people can load up on SPF 30 sunscreen. A resident got the idea from, of all...
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