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Focus on Melanoma / Skin Cancer

Focus is the online newsletter for Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

News is posted as it happens, making Focus the most up-to-date source of information about the developments and people at the Cancer Center.

Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to melanoma and other skin cancers. All Focus articles are also available.

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Sun Safe: Prevent Skin Cancer

Exposure to intense summer sun increases the risk of skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. Skin cancer is most curable when found and treated early—but you can prevent skin cancer with simple sun safety practices.

July 21, 2014

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E-cigarettes: No Smoke, No Danger?

Smokers turn to e-cigs to ease nicotine withdrawal, or to avoid harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke. But many use e-cigs in public spaces and regular cigarettes everywhere else. Quitting half-way won’t help. And we don’t know that smokeless vapor is safe.

March 31, 2014

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Brussel Sprouts, Beer…and Arsenic?

Dartmouth researchers analyzed toenail clippings to measure long-term arsenic levels in the body. They found significantly increased exposure in people who regularly consume beer, white wine, Brussel sprouts, and dark meat fish.

December 20, 2013

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Using a Parasite to Fight Cancer

Instead of removing tumors surgically, can we inject them with a "poison" that would cause them to destroy themselves? Scientists experiment in the lab with ways to use a common parasite in future treatment for cancer.

November 04, 2013

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Skin Cancer Surgery for Moles Leaves Smaller Scars

Dermatologists in Lebanon, Manchester and Keene offer Mohs micrographic surgery on squamous and basal cell carcinomas.

July 15, 2013

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Fight Sun Exposure Risk

Outside workers worry about machines and noise more than sunscreen, but too much sun increases risk for skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the U.S. The best way to fight back is to protect yourself from overexposure.

April 30, 2013

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Stay Safe on Sunny Days

As welcome as Spring's sunshine and longer days are, they also carry a cancer risk.

May 21, 2012

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Pitching Prevention

The Cancer Center's Telisa Stewart, MPH, DrPH, teaches youngsters, as well as adults, that a day in the sun is a beautiful thing but that if kids aren't protected, it can also be dangerous.

October 20, 2010

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