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  Skin cancer myth busters

Husband, wife overcome skin cancer together

  Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types, and skin cancer awareness aims to increase the importance of prevention and early detection. One couple understands too well just how important early detection can be. TODAY’s Lester Holt reports.

Skin Cancer Linked with Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Though it's smart to take steps to prevent skin cancer, people diagnosed with the non-melanoma types of the disease may have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds. Full story

Melanoma: How to prevent, detect it

  More than 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year. Dr. Debra Wattenberg, an associate professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, offers her life-saving advice on how you can prevent and detect skin cancer.

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  New push in the fight against melanoma

New sunscreen labels are designed to educate consumers on which combats skin cancer. NBC News' Erika Edwards reports.

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