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Skin Cancer

Painkillers may guard against skin cancer

Aspirin and other similar painkillers may help protect against skin cancer, according to a study published online today in Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society.

Tuesday, 29 May, 2012, 12:00am

Painkillers may guard against skin cancer

Aspirin and other similar painkillers may help protect against skin cancer, according to a study published online today in Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Banning youths from tanning is unwise

I am writing in response to the article 'Tanning salons to ban under-18s' (South China Morning Post, October 11). The ban seeks to prevent American youngsters from getting skin cancer through the excessive use of tanning beds. I doubt that will work.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: sunscreen

Sunscreen with ultraviolet A and UV-B filters protect your skin from harmful rays that can cause ageing. More importantly, the filters help to prevent skin cancer.

Shu Uemura UV Armour Sun Protector (HK$330/40ml)

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

It's a man's world

1 Peter Thomas Roth's Viz-1000 (HK$650/30ml) is a concentrated 75 per cent hyaluronic acid complex that keeps skin hydrated all day with an invisible veil of moisture. Skin's ability to retain water declines with age, leaving it dry and unable to restore itself. Hyaluronic acid helps bind water, restoring moisture levels for healthy skin.

3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Kwong Wah surgeons offer nip/tuck to skin cancer patients

Plastic surgery may often be associated with celebrity and glamour, but behind the doors of Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei, a team of surgeons is working hard to rehabilitate skin cancer patients.

The doctors are literally saving the faces of hundreds of patients by reconstructing the skin in areas where malignant tumours have been removed.

22 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Rise in concern as cases soar

In 2002, non-melanomous skin cancer became one of the top 10 cancers here for the first time, according to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. In 2004, it was the eighth most common, There were 594 new cases that year.

Here are tips from the fund on how to spot potential skin cancers:

A new spot that's different from others on the skin around it.

7 May 2007 - 12:00am

Zelens Creams

What is it?

A skin-care range developed by British-based Italian Marko Lens, a skin cancer specialist and hospital consultant in plastic surgery. The brand, which was released in Britain and Japan in November last year, is new to Hong Kong. The jar and packaging are the work of interior designer Anouska Hempel.

What's the rub?

12 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Enjoy the summer sun and get a tan the safe way

Having a tan seems to be the new 'in' thing. Soon, people may stop using whitening skin products and do whatever they can to have tanned, glowing skin.

Many people will lie out in the sun for hours to get a tan. This increases a person's chances of getting skin cancer. Sunbathers also often use low protection sunscreen and lie in the sun even on the hottest days.

24 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Are you sun savvy?

Having fun in the sun is what summer is all about, but play safe. Sunburn is not only painful, it increases your chance of skin cancer later in life. And leads to premature ageing. Find out how sun savvy you are with our Sun Fact Quiz.

1. When outside in the sun, sunscreen should be applied every two hours.

true or false

25 May 2003 - 12:00am

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