Yearly Archive: 2019

Smoking and Melanoma risk

April 1, 2019 at 7:06 pm

There are many good reasons to give up smoking including the possibility of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease.   However there is now a dermatology study showing a link between smoking and reduced survival in patients with skin cancer, specifically melanoma.   The study that was carried out in Leeds, showed that survival from melanoma […]

Can pills protect against skin caner

January 14, 2019 at 6:31 pm

It has been reported that pills are being sold on line with the claim that they are sunscreen pills and can protect against skin cancer.   These are being sold on sites that sell vitamins.  However it’s important to realise that an “oral sunscreen” does not exist and sites suggesting that pills will protect against […]