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Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin Cancer: To Protect or Not to Protect?

T Statman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Teen
T Statman

Skin cancer. Two horrifying words that my dermatologist told me. It may have been just an abnormal growth, but those turn much worse if not treated early.

Summer Secrets: A Conversation with Author Jane Green

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

What does it mean to make amends? In Jane Green's latest novel, Summer Secrets, we follow Cat, a London journalist and recovering alcoholic on her journey through the twelve steps, which ultimately leads her to lovely beaches of Nantucket.

How 5 Specialists Missed My Skin Cancer

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 07.06.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

Heard the old joke that a doctor is "practicing" medicine? Sometimes it feels that way. Twenty years ago I noticed a large freckle on the back of my calf. It was new, larger than a pencil eraser and it worried me. I pointed it out to my dermatologist who said it was nothing.

Skin Cancer Myths, Busted: Part 2

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

This summer, we want you to take charge of your skin health, beginning with busting damaging myths about skin cancer.

'Tanorexia' Is Real and I Lived to Tell About It

Lindsey Banks | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Banks

Who gets skin cancer at 19 years old?! The worst part about the situation was that it was my own fault. I can't say that I did anything to protect myself from Melanoma. In fact, I did the opposite. I was addicted to tanning.

Everything You Need To Know About Protecting Your Skin From The Summer Sun

Posted 06.17.2015 | OWN

Now that summer is finally here, we hope you've lined up some serious outdoor fun -- and that those plans include sunscreen. Feel like you could...

Promising New Treatments for Melanoma

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Despite these recent breakthroughs, there is no "one size fits all" treatment for patients with metastatic melanoma. Your medical oncologist (a doctor who specializes in treating cancer with medications) should consider the individual factors of your case to determine which drugs make the most sense for you.

5 Common Mistakes Nearly Everyone Makes In Summer

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty

Summer is the season we romanticize about. It means freedom from school, a chance to travel, the ability to sleep late, and months during which dining...

Vitamin B3 Could Help Prevent The Most Common Types Of Skin Cancer

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a histo...

3 Reasons Why You Should Try Mineral Sunscreen

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.01.2015 | Style

Photo Credit: Getty Images Mineral sunscreens are made with physical UV blockers like zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, and they've gotten a ba...

When You're 23 and You Hear, 'Your Biopsy Is Cancerous'

Isaac Saul | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Isaac Saul

I wasn't at all sure how to react. On one hand, I hadn't been handed a death sentence. As far as skin cancer goes, this is the one I'd pick.

Don't Fry Day: A Reminder to Protect Your Skin

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

I began my medical career as a skin oncologist and have witnessed first-hand the preventable suffering and preventable death that can be wrought by melanoma.

North to the Future: Arctic Molecule to Revolutionize Cosmetics Industry

Mikå Mered | Posted 06.11.2014 | Science
Mikå Mered

The Arctic isn't only host to 412 billion barrels equivalent of oil and gas, nor only home to the world's second largest uranium and rare earths deposits.

Skin Cancer Awareness

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and often occurs in the face because that is the most sun exposed area of the human body - this is with the cancers that experts believe to be largely the result of cumulative UV exposure starting off during childhood.

The Worst 'Red Card' I've Ever Received

Landon Donovan | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Landon Donovan

I recall distinctly the moment we received the news that my father had been diagnosed with skin cancer; it's not the kind of thing you forget easily. The bump on his eyelid that worsened quickly was more than just a bump, it was something that had the potential to change our lives.

Where Cancer Prevention Must Start

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

While improvements have been made in the curriculum of American medical schools over the past few decades, cancer prevention is one essential area that is still neglected. The emphasis is on treatment, rather than prevention.

Cancer Is a War the West Probably Can't Win

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christina Patterson

Forty years ago, when Richard Nixon signed the U.S. National Cancer Act, most Americans thought a cure would be found in five years. They thought that if you could put a man on the moon, you could make sure a man wasn't killed by a few rogue cells.

Your Sun-Friendly Beach Supplies Guide

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.06.2012 | Teen

Laying out in the sun on the beach seems innocent enough until… ouch. You come home to discover that you're not only sunburnt, but your entire back ...

1 in 5 Americans Will Get Skin Cancer. Here's How To Protect Yourself

Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living

By Chai Woodham, for U.S. News You know you've reached the zenith of pop culture zaniness when Saturday Night Live parodies you. That's exactly wha...

Skin Cancer In African Americans: Why You Shouldn't Ignore It

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

It's true that skin cancer in African Americans isn't nearly as common as it is in other ethnicities. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, it comp...

The Surprising Power Combo For Fighting Skin Cancer

Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living

When it comes to skin cancer prevention, we know the basics: stay out of tanning beds, use SPF every day and wear a hat or stay in the shade during ex...

Catherine Pearson

A Cup A Day Could Keep World's Most Common Cancer At Bay | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living

First it was cutting the risk of depression, now skin cancer -- when it comes to the health benefits of coffee, the good news keeps rolling in. New...

Catherine Pearson

Could Your Hairdresser Save Your Life? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hair pros aren't just good at cuts, blowouts and dispensing life advice; they can also serve as the first line of defense against skin cancer by check...

Skin Cancer Doesn't Discriminate

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Even though African Americans and Hispanic Americans are less likely to develop melanoma, they are more likely than white non-Hispanics to be diagnosed after the disease has spread.

Top 10 Tips To Prevent Skin Cancer (VIDEO)

Illumistream | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Skin cancer, or melanoma, doesn't have to happen! Dermatologist Dr. Hadley King shares the top 10 tips to help you protect your body, and keep your sk...