When you consider the dangers of indoor tanning, it’s difficult to believe the practice is still legal for anyone, let alone children. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a proven human carcinogen, and more than 419,000 cases of skin cancer in the U.S. each year are linked to indoor tanning. Yet we know that teenagers around the country are still using UV tanning beds.
If you’re heading to the beach this summer (or even just spending time in your own backyard!), make sure you know how to avoid sunburns in the first place — but also what to do if you do sustain one.
A recent encounter during a free screening on our Destination: Healthy Skin RV showed, once again, how imperative it is to check in with your skin regularly. It could very well save you time and money in the future, and may even save your life.
While plenty of your chosen sunscreen’s characteristics can be left up to personal preference, there are two things you shouldn’t compromise on: an SPF of at least 15, and broad-spectrum protection.
Another Skin Cancer Awareness Month may have come and gone, but a month later we’re still thinking about some of the great fundraising events held to support The Skin Cancer Foundation!
Protecting young children from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation is important not only for avoiding immediate consequences like painful sunburns, but also for minimizing skin cancer risk later in life. Here’s what you need to know about keeping the baby in your life sun safe.
Even after hearing that women who have ever been indoor tanning are six times more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma in their 20s than those who have never done so, it’s hard to believe skin cancer can happen at such a young age. Most young indoor tanners probably don’t believe it can happen to them.
We know some of our loyal readers are medical professionals, skin cancer patients and caregivers. Many of you are as invested in skin cancer-related news and research as we are! Here’s a look back at a few 2017 headlines that got our attention.
Last Thanksgiving, The Skin Cancer Foundation staff shared what we were thankful for. This year, we asked our online community of skin cancer survivors to tell us what they’re grateful for this holiday season. Here are a few of their responses.
Hopefully you’ve been careful this summer, but you may still have acquired some damage. If this year’s warmest months (and all of the previous summers) have left you with dark spots, fine lines and other signs of sun damage, it is possible to improve the situation.