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New Mole, New Problem

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If you're on the lookout for suspicious signs of skin cancer, in particular melanoma, new moles may be more problematic than old ones. A team of dermatologists looked at more than 20,000 melanoma cases from dozens of past studies. They found that 71 percent of melanoma diagnoses were related to new moles. The remainder were from existing moles, which tended to be smaller and produced better prognoses.

"We call it the ugly duckling sign," Dr. Darrell Rigel, former president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, told STAT. "If you see a spot that's brand new and growing -- and looks different than its neighbors -- have your dermatologist look at it."

Body of Knowledge

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Between 2002 and 2012, the number of American women who had cancer in one breast but chose to get a double mastectomy tripled, according to new research published in the Annals of Surgery.

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A single Pina Colada drink (6.8 fluid ounces) contains 526 calories, 152 from fat. It has 16.9 grams of total fat or 26 percent of the recommended total fat intake for a 2,000-calorie daily diet.

It contains zero cholesterol; 158 milligrams of sodium (7 percent); 61.3 grams of total carbohydrates (20 percent); 0.2 grams of dietary fiber and 1.3 grams of protein.



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