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Skin Cancer Prevention Starts at Birth

When it comes to protecting your children’s skin and health, simple choices and everyday habits could keep them from developing the deadliest form of skin cancer later in life. The decisions to cover up, sit in the shade and reapply sunscreen all make a difference in whether a child gets too much sun. Just one […]

Prevent Skin Cancer: Get Screened Annually

Screening for skin cancer takes only 10 minutes but the benefits could last your lifetime. The key to treating skin cancer is to find it early. That’s when all forms of skin cancer – including melanoma – the deadliest form – are highly treatable. “One of the best things people can do is get an […]

What You Don’t Know About Sunscreen Can Burn You

  Broad spectrum. Water resistant. UVA or UVB? Picking the right sunscreen is no easy task. And apparently, many of us don’t really understand how sunscreen works or how to use it properly. Consider a recent survey by the American Academy of Dermatology: only one-third of people knew that a sunscreen with SPF 30 – […]

FDA Proposes Barring Minors from Indoor Tanning to Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

Doctors nationwide are applauding new federal proposals to help reduce skin cancer by barring anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning and requiring manufacturers and tanning salons to improve the safety of their devices. The Food and Drug Administration, which has not announced when its proposals would take effect, already requires tanning […]

“Sunburn Art” Images on Social Media Prompt Skin Cancer Warning

A developing trend on social media has prompted doctors and health authorities nationwide to speak out about the risk of creating what people are calling “sunburn art.” Images on social media show many young people purposely allowing themselves to be sunburned so they can create images using sunscreen. The result is a sunburn in the shape […]

Deadly Skin Cancer Cases On the Rise, CDC Warns

The rate of new melanoma cases has doubled in the past 30 years, according to a new Vital Signs report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  “Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and it’s on the rise,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.  Despite the increase, federal health authorities […]

Indoor Tanning Still Popular Despite Skin Cancer Risks

Despite widespread media campaigns, many teens and college students will climb into a tanning bed this spring to work on their tan. In fact, millions of college students nationwide have immediate access to indoor tanning salons, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. “While indoor tanning may seem like an easy way to achieve glowing skin, it […]

After Surviving Cancer, Some Smokers Still Light Up

Nearly 10 percent of people who survive cancer still smoke nine years after they were first diagnosed, according to a new report. Of those who continue the habit, 83 percent smoke about 15 cigarettes every day, according to a news release from the American Association for Cancer Research. The report was published in Cancer Epidemiology, […]

Young Women Seeking a Tan At Risk for Melanoma

Melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – is the most common cancer in women between the ages of 25 and 29. In an effort to highlight the dangers of tanning, the American Academy of Dermatology has launched an awareness campaign with public service announcements, which advises young women that tanning doesn’t make a person […]

Number of Cancer Survivors Growing, Report Predicts

The number of cancer survivors in the United States will grow from 14.5 million this year to nearly 19 million by the year 2024, according to the American Cancer Society. Although cancer rates have been decreasing for 10 years, the number of cancer survivors is growing because of the aging and growth of the population, […]