Chances are your approach to sun protection has changed in recent years. Thanks to organizations like The Skin Cancer Foundation and our allies in the media who help spread our message, public awareness about skin cancer is at an all-time high. I was struck by this shift as I read through magazines that once promoted tanning oils and are now filling their pages with boundless sunscreen options and cautioning against skin cancer.
Skin cancer deaths among men are on the rise. A dermatologist explains the reasons why, and what we can do about it.
Although protecting you and your loved ones from both sun damage and insect bites with one product sounds convenient, it is better to use two different products.
You need sun protection as much as you need vitamin D. You can have both, without skin damage or nutritional deficiency. A dermatologist tells you how.
If you (or someone you know) has been diagnosed with two or more nonmelanoma skin cancers, you are part of a special group. You are also, unfortunately, at much higher risk of developing further skin cancers. Here’s why — and what you can do about it.
Dermatologists have been seeing patients with tattoos for decades, and they have never found an increased prevalence of skin cancer in those individuals. The same is true for patients who have already had melanoma or another form of skin cancer — the inks used in tattoos have not been shown to increase their risk of […]
Millions of Americans are affected by skin cancer, but millions more are battling skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and melasma. Although bothersome, these conditions are usually harmless and manageable through ongoing treatment. In dealing with my own bout of melasma, I got to thinking — can these skin problems make it harder to spot a potential skin cancer?