At the Miss Indiana USA competition this past October, contestants showed off their accomplishments, drive, and talents. Brittany Winchester wowed the judges by sharing her passion for affecting change and was crowned Miss Indiana USA 2017. Brittany was diagnosed with multiple basal cell carcinomas and devoted her pageant platform to skin cancer awareness, pledging her voice to a cause that has affected her personally.
Confession time: I am that rare person who really, truly loved my time in high school. Sure, there were orthodontic struggles and questionable fashion decisions, but as a whole, there’s very little I would have done differently.
Hugh Jackman is no stranger to skin cancer: the Australian actor posted a photo of himself on Instagram a few weeks ago showing the aftermath of skin cancer surgery. It wasn’t the first time he’s done so, as he seems pretty keen on raising awareness. The post marks his fifth bout of basal cell carcinoma.
So you’re sitting in the dermatologist’s waiting room, filling out the usual forms required for a doctor visit. After filling in the basics, you spot the next question and realize you’re stumped: it’s asking about your family’s medical history. Has anyone in your family had melanoma or any other form of skin cancer? Here’s why the doctor asks, and what you need to know:
No one wants to hear, “you have something on your face,” but when that “something” looks suspicious and is potentially skin cancer, it’s time to put awkwardness aside and speak up right away.
Have you decided on a New Year’s Resolution yet? It’s not too late! Resolving to take better care of your skin is a great place to start improving your health: after all, it is the body’s largest organ.
On the evening of Tuesday, October 18th, hundreds of guests from the beauty, health, entertainment and medical industries were filing into the Mandarin Oriental New York. Waiting for them in the ballroom — which boasted a dazzling view of the New York skyline — was The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Champions for Change Gala.