| 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...
| May 21, 2010
Don't you just cringe when you see a sunburned infant? It happens. But so do car wrecks, airplane crashes and child drowning. Too melodramatic? Not really. Fact is, just one blistering sunburn during childhood doubles a child's chances of developing...
| May 7, 2010
"Mom, dad, can I go out and play?" How many times have you heard that? Even from an early age, kids love to spend time outdoors. Unfortunately, 54 percent of children burn or tan in their second summer, and 22 percent burn in their first, according to the...
| Apr 30, 2010
All the sunscreen in the world is only as good as its SPF rating and how long it's effective on your skin. However, clothes are a different story. What you wear can protect your skin against the sun's vicious ultraviolet (UV) rays. Of course, there are...
| Jun 15, 2010
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The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and...
| Apr 16, 2010
We couldn't do without the sun. It keeps us warm, fuels photosynthesis so we have spinach to eat and helps our bodies make vitamin D. We couldn't see across the street without the sun. But it also has a dark side.
Do we even dare sunbathe these days?...
| Feb 22, 2010
Although spring may be right around the corner, winter is still here. That means the sun is sitting lower in the southern sky and most of us are spending less time outdoors because it's just too darn cold. When we do venture out, we're usually bundled...
| Aug 13, 2010
If the sun burned out and all the cows died, pretty soon we'd all be walking around with rickets.
Happily, the sun is still shining - that's pretty much a given in this heat - and the pastures are still populated with grazing bovines. But rickets is...