Melanoma

Why Use Broad Spectrum Sunscreen?

Summer is here! And while protecting yourself from sun damage is really a year-round concern, it is most important in this season of swimming, hiking, and outdoor sports, when ultraviolet light is at its peak. Ultraviolet radiation Damage to your skin comes from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Whether you’re outside in the sun, skiing on a snowy hill, walking on a Continue reading

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Skin Cancer!

Although we are getting into the sunny summer months, it’s important to remember that skin cancer prevention is a year-long job. As the most common form of cancer, it is currently estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer within their lifetime. Fortunately, the two most common forms, squamous cell carcinomas, and basal cell cancer have high cure Continue reading

The Importance Of Reapplying Sunscreen

Most people know that they should wear sunscreen whenever they’re outside for any length of time, especially in the summer, and many of them do. However, most people apply sunscreen just before they go outside and then forget about it, not reapplying throughout the rest of the day. The fact is, sunscreen is made to be reapplied periodically and will Continue reading

How Can I Treat My Sun Damage?

Skin damage from overexposure to the sun is a legitimate concern for all of us. Medical research shows that ultraviolet or UV rays from the sun are behind 80% of our skin aging. There are ways you can help reverse sun damage in your skin to keep skin refreshed and avoid prematurely aging. Healing Sunburn Damage Harmful UV sun rays Continue reading

The Importance Of Tracking Your Moles

Most people have at least a few skin freckles or moles; while others may have dozens or more. Although moles are common and part of our body’s normal anatomy, there are some instances when moles can change and become pre-cancerous or cancerous. Ignoring or overlooking cancerous moles can have serious, even deadly, consequences. Therefore, keeping up with the status of Continue reading

Why Winter Sunscreen Is A Must

Most people know that summer outdoor fun requires sunscreen and those who forget to learn very quickly through the pain of a sunburn. However, many do not realize that winter sunlight still contains UVA and UVB exposure, and snow reflection can be almost as damaging to skin as direct sunlight. Additionally, reduced melanin in winter can limit skin’s ability to Continue reading

Daily Aspirin May Double Men’s Risk Of Skin Cancer

For decades, medical professionals have been recommending the use of aspirin therapy for certain patients who have suffered from or are susceptible to stroke, heart attacks, or diabetes. This daily dose of aspirin has also been linked to a decreased risk of colorectal cancer, and many types of gastrointestinal cancers as well. Because of these important benefits, a group of Continue reading

Are Firefighters at Greater Risk for Skin Cancer?

Firefighters at greater risk for skin cancer “As if their jobs aren’t dangerous enough, there’s new evidence that suggests that firefighters may have an increased risk for skin cancer over those in other professions,” explains Dr. Jennifer Vickers, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Bee Cave, Texas. What’s causing the increased risk? According to researchers studying the Annual Cancer Continue reading

The ABC’s of Skin Cancer Detection

Although it doesn’t always get a lot of attention, skin cancer is actually the most common cancer in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014, “76,665 people in the United States were diagnosed with melanomas of the skin and 9,324 people died from this cancer”. “This is why it’s essential to perform regular Continue reading

How Quickly Can Skin Cancer Grow?

When doctors talk about skin cancer, they often reiterate the point that it’s important to catch any potential issues early in order to have the best chance of recovery. But exactly how quickly can skin cancer grow? Is it safe to wait a week after noticing something strange on your skin? How long should you wait before deciding that a Continue reading

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