Skin cancer news

All the latest news and research on the various types of skin cancer.

27-year-old from Qwaqwa beats melanoma

Dieketseng Mofokeng was extremely surprised when, shortly after turning 27, she found out that what looked like an irregular shaped mole on her leg was actually melanoma.

Redhead gene may boost skin cancer risk

The risk of skin cancer is higher for people who possess the genetic DNA signature for red hair, pale skin and freckles, even when they don't have the tell-tale physical traits.

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