Consuming more vitamin A may decrease risk of skin cancer

High consumption of vitamin A can decrease the risk of developing cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers at Brown University, was published online ahead of print in JAMA Dermatology (July 31, 2019).

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Smokers May Face Short Term Complications After Skin Cancer Surgery

Skin cancer surgery may pose more complications for smokers, according at a new study. The study, published online ahead of print in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery (June 13, 2019), examined the results of Mohs reconstructive surgery to remove skin cancer lesions on 1,008 patients.

Melanoma survival rate in US higher in states with more diagnosed cases

Patients in the United States who live in a state with a higher incidence of melanoma are more likely to survive the disease. Conversely, Americans who live in a state with a lower incidence of melanoma are less likely to survive the disease. Researchers believe that this seeming contradiction might be a result of better detection in more well-funded regions leading to better outcomes.