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PolitiCalThe office of Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that California's chief executive is being treated for prostate cancer. Dr. Eric Small, Brown’s oncologist at UC San Francisco, said in a statement that the governor is undergoing a short course of....
L.A. NOWGov. Jerry Brown is receiving radiation treatment for early stage prostate cancer, but is expected to maintain a full work schedule, his office announced. The Times Sacramento reporter Michael Mishak will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to discuss the 74-...
It's a conundrum. You want to have fun in the sun, but you don't want skin cancer or — heaven forbid! — wrinkles. Maybe you think you have it made in the shade with sunscreen. But while most sun and skin experts would advise you to slather the...
The man in the picture is not a pirate. It's my husband, Curtis, who underwent Mohs surgery for the removal of a small basal cell carcinoma along and near his lower eyelid. Though the skin cancer wasn't much by itself — "It won't kill you," the...
Los Angeles TimesThe amount of clothing many of us wear in summer is, understandably, inverse to the temperature. Matters of decency aside, that might not be a problem if we wore enough sunscreen, but most Americans don't. Just 18% of adults in the United States...
Tags: Skin Cancer, Surgery, Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Health
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWe've long been told to keep an eye on our moles lest they progress to melanoma, a form of skin cancer that's treatable if caught early, deadly if not. But not all moles are equal -- some are risky; others can be safely left alone. The biological roots of...
Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.A public official's health is legitimate commentary fodder. Dick Cheney's blood clots and heart issues. Bill Clinton's cardiac-burger attacks. Ronald Reagan's basal cell carcinoma and (yuck!) colon polyps. But life-threatening cancer? That's pretty much...
Despite years of health warnings about skin cancer, Americans continue to subject themselves to the sun's harms. New data show that from 1999 to 2004, sunburn prevalence among U.S. adults increased. Whites have the highest prevalence of sunburn...
Tags: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Death, Health Organizations, Adults
The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.Reader poll How often do you perform skin self-checks (look for abnormal spots or moles)? * 1647 Every month. * 1648 Couple times a year. * 1649 Never, my doctor checks my skin. * 1650 Why would I examine my skin? Vote See results Every...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Across the nation, lawmakers are debating where to draw the line on young teen tanning, considering proposals that would make it illegal to expose minors to ultraviolet rays from sunlamps. Those who support such a ban say the...
Premium Health News ServiceQ. My dermatologist is recommending Mohs surgery to remove a basal cell cancer on my nose. What does this involve? A. Mohs micrographic surgery is named after Frederic Mohs, who developed the technique in the 1930s. It's a specialized surgical...
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