Growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, we had a different relationship with the sun. We didn’t think we looked good or “healthy” unless we had a tan. Ironic, isn’t it? I spent many hours in my teens and 20s laying out in the sun – burn, peel, repeat…until the tan took hold.
May is consistently ranked as Americans’ favorite month and at The Skin Cancer Foundation, we’re pretty big fans, too. The flowers are blooming, the temperatures are rising and, as naturalist Edwin Way Teale perfectly stated, all things truly do seem possible. It’s fitting that this month is also Skin Cancer Awareness Month,
Q: My dermatologist would like to biopsy a mole on my forearm. I know this involves removing some skin — should I be concerned about the pain? A skin biopsy is a routine procedure performed by dermatologists: A sample of skin is removed to diagnose a skin lesion or mole. A small amount of anesthetic […]
I recently had a skin cancer removed, and I’m worried about recurrence. I know I’m now at higher risk for more skin cancers, but can that same cancer come back even after it’s been treated?
Every day at The Skin Cancer Foundation, we hear from individuals who want to get involved and support our mission. Some have had skin cancer and want to share their stories. Others have lost a loved one to the disease and want to raise money in their memory. These individuals help us reach more people […]
Each year, we award several grants to dermatology residents, fellows and young faculty to fund research and clinical studies related to skin cancer. This year, the Todd Nagel Memorial Award was given to Dr. William Damsky, researcher at Yale University, for his study “Elucidating and Overcoming Mechanisms of Immunotherapy Resistance in Melanoma.”
The term “mole mapping” most commonly refers to the monitoring process for a patient who is at a high-risk for developing melanoma.
You learn that a friend has skin cancer and you instantly start to worry. After all, you grew up together; you spent your summers on the beach, often competing to see who had the “best color.” If he has skin cancer, you are at risk too, right? Before you panic, ask yourself the following questions.
Corporate wellness programs are on the rise, and with good reason. Studies have shown that these initiatives lead to healthier and happier employees, and may help companies save on healthcare costs.
Given the prevalence of skin cancer in the United States, it’s not surprising that so many celebrities have had the disease. In fact, one out of every five Americans is going to get skin cancer. In our very own “Just Like Us” feature, we share ten celebrities you may not realize have had the world’s most common cancer.