| May 24, 2010
Actinic keratosis (AK), is a dry, scaly, rough-textured spot, patch or lesion that forms on the outer skin. It's caused by cumulative exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, such as sunlight or tanning lamps. AKs usually appear after age 40 or 50 because they...
| May 7, 2010
It's never too early or too late to protect you face from sun damage. Whether your skin is still virtually wrinkle-free, or you already have wrinkles, using products with super sun-blocking properties will help slow the formation of new lines and age...
| May 11, 2010
Skin cancer is easiest to cure when caught early. So The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends monthly self-exams. Your doctor may suggest more frequent self-exams if you have a higher risk for skin cancer.
What to Look For
Skin cancer can start as a dark...
| May 21, 2010
Skin cancer strikes everyone and know no age boundary either—athletes, movie stars, musicians, politicians, talk show hosts, reporters, royalty and regular people alike. Here are 16 well-known people who survived skin cancer scares—and three...
| May 14, 2010
If you're concerned about getting skin cancer (as everyone should be), you purchase skin products that contain SPF. But do your products contain a high enough SPF value to protect you from the UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer?
| May 21, 2010
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is not only the most common form of skin cancer—it's the most common form of all cancers, affecting approximately one million Americans annually, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation.But it's also the most easy skin...
| May 17, 2010
Melanoma causes the most fatalities of all skin cancers, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. But early detection and treatment can literally "save your skin."
What Is It?
Melanoma is a malignant tumor that forms in the cells that make melanin,...
| May 10, 2010
May is Skin Cancer Awareness month. Part of being aware is knowing what to look for, especially when it comes to suspicious-looking moles. Read on to learn about what's normal and what may be cause for alarm.
What's a "Normal" Mole?
Normal moles are...
| May 26, 2010
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is caused by changing cells. It can occur anywhere in the body but appears most often in areas that have had frequent sun exposure: ears, lower lip, face, scalp, neck, hands, arms and legs.
Stages: From Easily Curable to...
| May 14, 2010
Just because you're sitting in a vehicle doesn't mean you're invisible. The sun's UVA rays easily penetrate through your car's window glass. So whether you're taking the family out for a Sunday drive, taking off on a road trip or just zipping down the...
| Apr 30, 2010
OK, if you're a "spit nails, no nonsense kind of guy," worrying about a little sunburn might seem ... well, less than manly. But a quick look at some sobering statistics from the Skin Cancer Foundation should change that in a hurry.
- Skin cancer is...