Initiatives such as Men’s Health Week have helped to improve longevity for men and reduce serious illness. For skin cancer, changing inherent behaviour on seeking treatment remains a critical task.
There are other factors but the greatest cause of delayed skin cancer treatment for patients with darker skin is lack of knowledge, within medicine and society. See how misconceptions can and should be set aside.
Medical developments can be a rare benefit from plagues, or wars, the current global pandemic following a similar pattern. Unwelcome in every way, yet change has been accelerated and will stay with us.
The web abounds with fake cancer cures, including various “treatments” for skin cancer. See the harm they can cause, along with the limitations of ideas which were meant to help and the real solutions available for skin cancer.
Sports participants and outdoor workers often spend more time in the sun. See why surveys of their approach and data on skin cancer outcomes can help us all to recognise the need to protect our skin in summer.
To identify varying types of skin cancer, or other dermatological conditions, visual interpretation is a key element. See a new approach to training dermatologists in this skill and how their human ability surpasses artificial intelligence.
Video communication has blossomed during the coronavirus pandemic but is this a good thing for medicine. See the views of patients across the globe and the ways the trend may impact on the future of dermatology.
Reticence to visit medical facilities is understandable, yet the risks are small, compared to the danger from melanoma. Checking your own skin and seeking specialist support when needed are a valuable use of time, for a disease which is far simpler to treat in the early stages.
We rationally feel that UV rays from the sun are less of an issue in winter but that is not the case. The never go away and added elements such as surface reflectivity, or altitude increase their strength. A danger during winter sports, or other outdoor pursuits.
We have all become familiar with Covid-19 testing but during the pandemic, other forms of diagnosis have suffered. See how this can be avoided and why doing so is vital to health, not least when dealing with skin cancer.