What You Really Need to Know about Moles and Melanoma

What You Really Need to Know about Moles and Melanoma

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by Jill R. Schofield, William A. Robinson
     
 

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Contrary to popular belief, using sunscreen does not necessarily produce a "safe" tan. In fact, scientific studies show a high rate of melanoma even in people with the greatest sunscreen use. The truth is that most sunscreen provides protection from UVB rays -- the rays that cause the sunburn you see and feel -- but not from the cancer-causing UVA rays that penetrate… See more details below

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Contrary to popular belief, using sunscreen does not necessarily produce a "safe" tan. In fact, scientific studies show a high rate of melanoma even in people with the greatest sunscreen use. The truth is that most sunscreen provides protection from UVB rays -- the rays that cause the sunburn you see and feel -- but not from the cancer-causing UVA rays that penetrate more deeply into the skin. As the incidence of malignant melanoma increases throughout the world, Drs. Jill R. Schofield and William A. Robinson tell you What You Really Need to Know about Moles and Melanoma.

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Booknews
Thorough consumer-type information combined with specific scientific information, clearly explained, put this reference in a class well above most home health guides. Coverage includes the basics of prevention and the specifics of diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and follow-up. The authors are both doctors, Shofield with St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, and Robinson with the U. of Colorado. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Los Angeles Times

This deadly cancer can sneak up on you in the prime of your life, even years after you've covered up. You need to be informed and protect yourself. This is just the book to help you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801863936
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Marc S. Ernstoff

Patients and families with melanoma will find this book informative and useful as they deal with this illness. The authors do an excellent job of explaining complicated and difficult medical concepts in plain language.

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