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  • Hugh Jackman shows off bandaged nose after cancer treatment

    February 14, 2017 8:39 AM

    Hugh Jackman has revealed another treatment for skin cancer. The 48-year-old star of the X-Men and Wolverine franchises posted a selfie on social media Monday showing off his bandaged nose. Jackman writes, "Another basal cell carcinoma. Thanks to frequent checks & amazing doctors, all's well. Looks worse w the dressing... more »
  • FDA proposes ban on indoor tanning for minors

    December 18, 2015 11:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are proposing a ban on the use of tanning beds for anyone under the age of 18, part of an ongoing effort to reduce skin cancers caused by the devices. The Food and Drug Administration proposal would also require tanning bed users to sign consent... more »
  • Vitamin B3 may help prevent certain skin cancers

    May 13, 2015 5:28 PM

    For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless but troublesome growths. Researchers in Australia found that people who took nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3,... more »
  • FDA approves new melanoma drug from Bristol-Myers

    December 22, 2014 3:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb to treat the deadliest form of skin cancer. The agency approved Opdivo for patients with hard-to-treat melanoma that cannot be removed through surgery or has spread throughout the body. The approval was based on preliminary... more »
  • Kenilworth park to get shaded playground Play Video

    August 20, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The BREC park at Kenilworth is getting some extra shade for the playground. The Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation is funding a "The Sun Shades" project to provide shade covers at different parks throughout the city. They're partnering with BREC to complete the project. Leaders of... more »
  • Block out skin cancer with a free screening from Baton Rouge General Play Video

    July 22, 2014 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More than two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, but you can block it out by getting a free screening tomorrow from Baton Rouge General Medical Center. The best ways to detect possible areas with skin cancer are to do self-exams. It's recommended... more »

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