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Man Discovers Skin Cancer on Scalp While Shaving Head To Support Wife’s Cancer

Talk about your lucky breaks.

Bud Stringer walked into a barber shop recently with a noble goal. His wife of twenty years, Dolly, was losing her hair due to the chemotherapy she had to take for breast cancer, and Bud wanted to show support by shaving his head as well.

Good thing too, as it revealed a cancerous melanoma on his scalp.

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In Texas This Summer, Sunscreen Is Your Friend

Summer is here, and it seems like everyone is hitting the pool or the lake. Who doesn’t love relaxing on a boat with a few close friends, family members, and perhaps drinks with umbrellas in them? It’s all fun and games until somebody gets a nasty, blistering sunburn.

I got one of those several years ago at Lake Travis in Austin. My back was bare while I was on a boat with friends, I didn’t put an ounce of sunscreen on it, and I laid on a raft for about two hours. The next day, if it had been the time period where it was cool to type OMG, that would have been my choice of acronyms. Or perhaps IMBOF (is my back on fire). And yes, I made that up.

What’s our skin cancer risk in Texas?

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FDA Grants Approval for First Skin Cancer Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to treat basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, on Monday.

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Can Coffee Reduce Risk of Skin Cancer?

Your daily cups of joe may be doing more than just giving you the energy to face the day.

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