The Healthy Dose

Expert insights from UArizona Health Sciences

The Health Dose: Cancer

Woman using her mobile phone to take a selfie in her bathroom
Tags: skin cancer, melanoma, skin care, dermatologist, mobile apps

Mobile applications can’t replace doctors, but they can be useful tools if you want to take a proactive approach to skin care.  In the U.S., 1 in 5 people will get skin cancer in their lifetimes, according to the... read more

Baby boy chewing on his fingers and drooling
Tags: saliva, chemotherapy, oral health, dry mouth, clinical trials, xerostomia

Most people don’t think about saliva. But imagine your life without it. Everything is moistened by saliva: your oral cavity, your gums, your tongue, your teeth. That moistening surrounds food so it’s easier to... read more

Woman running at sunset
Tags: melanoma, skin cancer, sunblock, sun protection, sun safety, ultraviolet light, Bob Marley

The sun gives us light and life, but it is also one of the world’s top causes of cancer because of the daily exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light it provides. UV rays can knock the letters of our DNA out of place, and those... read more