Skin cancer deaths among men are on the rise. A dermatologist explains the reasons why, and what we can do about it.
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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.
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 […]
Photosensitivity occurs when the skin reacts in an abnormally sensitive way to light from the sun or an artificial source of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, like a tanning bed.
All melanomas are associated with an initial tumor, but sometimes the location is difficult to ascertain.
While skin cancers are less commonly diagnosed in areas that are normally shielded from the sun, they can and do develop there.
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.