Skin Cancer

Skin cancer.
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KYW Staff
December 03, 2019 - 7:43 pm
Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Each year, more than 12,000 people in Australia are diagnosed with malignant melanoma, which is the most deadly form of skin cancer. Read more here.
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Using sunscreen in the cold.
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KYW Staff
October 14, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Most of us don't think about protection from the sun as we head into the fall season, but skin damage and risk of skin cancer can occur any time of year.
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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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It took just one day of use for several common sunscreen ingredients to enter the bloodstream at levels high enough to trigger a government safety investigation, according to a pilot study.
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May 06, 2019 - 6:10 pm
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) - - It took just one day of use for several common sunscreen ingredients to enter the bloodstream at levels high enough to trigger a government safety investigation, according to a pilot study conducted by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US...
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Dreamstime
February 04, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the best parts of being a physician is the opportunity to see patients and focus on ways to make them feel better. Perhaps the most important thing...
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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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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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