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Melanoma

A young woman is sitting at the beach of Lake Constance on April 17, 2007, near Lindau, Germany. The un-seasonably warm weather has heralded the start to what weather forecasters predict will be a record breaking summer. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Skin Cancer Rate In Marin County Alarmingly Higher Than Rest Of California

Marin County is known for sun, but residents there may be paying for that exposure.

07/23/2014

(Photo credit: Thinkstock)

May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.

05/19/2014

St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. (CBS)

HealthWatch: Cancer Patient Says SF Hospital Denied Insurer-Approved Care

A college professor and mother of two with a serious illness said a Bay Area hospital denied potentially life-prolonging treatment, despite approval from her insurance company.

04/26/2012

Computerized mammography.

HealthWatch: Higher Cancer Risks For Taller Women

A new report published in The Lancet finds taller women are actually at increased risk for a wide variety of cancers.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

(Credit: The Skin Cancer Foundation)

Skin Cancer: 38 Photos That Could Save Your Life

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with more than 3.5 million cases affecting more than two million people each year…

CBS San Francisco–05/02/2011

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