You don’t have to run out and buy Apple’s fancy new phone to get a high-tech boost for your skin surveillance. In fact, a basic phone with a camera is all you need!
You should protect your eyes from sun damage. Most sunscreen is safe to use on and around the eyelid region (without putting it in your eye, of course). However, you’ll want to be careful about what type of sunscreen you use.
Although a skin exam with your primary care physician (PCP) can be a starting point in evaluating your skin for cancer, a dermatologist is the expert.
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.