Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
News » Sun exposure improves skin cancer survival rates as well as reducing risk of lymph gland cancers
 

Sun exposure improves skin cancer survival rates as well as reducing risk of lymph gland cancers

The UV radiation is sunlight has long been known to be a human carcinogen but a new study has determined that exposure to sunlight may reduce the risk of lymph gland cancer. Researchers stress that this does not mean people should spend more time in the sun as it is also a risk factor for melanomas or skin cancer. Surprisingly, researchers have found that survival rates of melanoma patients may be improved by increasing sun exposure. Researchers believe that this observation may be due to the beneficial effect of vitamin D gained from sun exposure or solar elastosis where the sun breaks downs skin collagen. Another study showed a relationship between increased sun exposure and reduced incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by AJC

Related Disease Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Sun exposure improves skin cancer survival rates as well as reducing risk of lymph gland cancers

Date: 1 February 2005

Source: AJC

Author: Randolph E. Schmid

URL: http://www.ajc.com/health/content/health/0205/02suncancer.html

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Pancreatic cancer surgery less common in black men
  • Pancreatic cells implicated in PCOS
  • Paracetamol a safe and effective alternative to other anti-inflammatories
  • Paralysis and Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Parasites help heal stomach disorders
  • Parasites infect up to half of aboriginal population
  • Parents awarded 225,000 after baby dies at fourth foster home
  • Parents freed after son dies through lack of medical attention
  • Parents jailed for allowing cancer to ravage daughter's body
  • Parents need to be educated on how to control their child’s asthma
  • Parents need to be more aware of Rotavirus
  • Parents of snakebite victim have their day in court
  • Parents sue hospital for malpractice when girl dies of easily treatable bacterial infection
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise