Skin Cancer

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Doctors Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings At North Avenue Beach

Hundreds of runners, walkers, joggers and beach goers got to take advantage of free skin cancer screening at one of Chicago’s busiest beaches.


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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.


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The Risks Of Sun Exposure And How To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Now that sun exposure is considered a cancer risk on the same level with tobacco and asbestos, it’s time to get serious about protecting yourself.


Raquel Guckeen has been treated for basal cell carcinoma, a common, but potentially dangerous, form of skin cancer. (CBS)

Skin-Cancer Patient Shares Her Story To Warn Others About Sun Danger

CHICAGO (CBS) — Three million people each year are diagnosed with the most common form of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma. The cause: exposure to the sun. CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez has the story of one […]


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Driving On Sunny Days May Be Skin Cancer Hazard

Every time you get behind the wheel, you could be at risk for skin cancer. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

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Tanning Salon Owners, Teens Object To Proposed Regulations

An effort is under way in Illinois that could prevent minors under 18 from using tanning salons, even with parental consent. Both the Illinois House and Senate have seen bills introduced this session to keep minors out of tanning salons.


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FDA Approves Skin Cancer Drug Shown To Extend Survival

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first drug shown to extend survival in people with late-stage melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.


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Possible Nail-Biter: Whether To Use UV Lamps After Manicures

Some physicians fear regular ultraviolet light exposure could cause skin cancer.