The brave men and women who serve our country know they accept some risks, but they may not know that one of them is skin cancer. We asked Jonathan L. Bingham, MD, a Mohs surgeon in Great Falls, Montana, and a flight surgeon with the Montana Air National Guard, to tell us more about this danger.
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.
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.
Are you among the millions of people who take hydrochlorothiazide to treat high blood pressure? A recent study by researchers at the University of Southern Denmark showed a connection between this medication and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common type of skin cancer.
We asked Elizabeth Buzney, MD, outpatient clinical director of the Department of Dermatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, how to use sunscreen most effectively.
Recent studies have suggested some surprising things (not beaming from the center of our solar system) that might increase your risk for skin cancer. We delved into the research to help you assess whether you should be concerned — or not.
There’s a lot of information out there about sunscreen safety, and not all of it is reliable. We asked a top expert to address some common questions about sunscreens.
In the fight against skin cancer, men are way behind the women. What can we do to help those with the Y chromosome catch up?
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.
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,