Tagged as Skin Cancer

Those facing a melanoma diagnosis want nothing more than to beat the disease and move forward with life. But treatments have been, to this point, relatively painful. Now, a new, pain-free treatment may make serious inroads against this deadly form of skin cancer. Let’s take a closer look at this medical breakthrough. What is Melanoma? - Melanoma is cancer that starts in the melanocytes under the skin....
November 25, 2020
You know the risks of going to a tanning salon. You protect yourself with the appropriate SPF when you know you’ll be out in the sun. You even bring a hat along for those long days out in the sun. You’re doing all you can to protect yourself from skin cancer. Or are you? - Did you know your gel manicure could also be putting you at risk? - New Dangers at the Salon - Gel nail polish has become increasingly...
February 20, 2020
Who doesn’t enjoy the feel of the warm sun on their skin? Okay, some people don't like it at all. But many of us find it comforting, soothing, and just plain delicious. And for those of us who love it, we might be tempted to soak in a few rays every once in a while, but it seems like even a little sun exposure can be too much. Here are the facts on where the lines are and what to do. How Much Is Too...
December 27, 2019
Just weeks before summer was officially underway, the FDA published the findings of a study looking at sunscreen application in the Journal of the American Medical Association or -JAMA.- They found that the -active ingredients in sunscreen were being absorbed into the bloodstream- after application. Information like this can be concerning. The importance of sunscreen for the prevention of sun damage,...
August 21, 2019
Are you hoping to get more natural vitamin D in your life but fear you may face skin damage in the process? You don’t have to sacrifice the benefits to reduce your risks. Getting enough of the essential vitamin is actually pretty simple, and for many, supplements may still be avoidable if that's your choice. Contrary to popular belief, most people can get plenty of vitamin D from sunlight, even with...
August 20, 2019
Excessive exposure to the sun is hard on the skin because UV rays can damage cells. This damage is linked to -an increased risk for skin cancer-, and overexposure to the sun’s rays can cause premature wrinkling. Getting a sunburn or tan is a sign of skin damage, so the healthiest choice is to use sunscreen for protection from UV rays. Recent concerns about the safety of sunscreen- itself may have individuals...
June 24, 2019
Introduction - The chance of being afflicted with skin cancer is, unfortunately, a significant danger these days.  In fact, approximately 4,300,000 Americans will come down with basal cell carcinoma (the most common type of skin cancer) each year and an additional 1,000,000 people will come down with squamous cell carcinoma (the second most common type). In total, about 18,000 people will die from...
November 6, 2018
Melanoma: It’s notorious for its low survival rate. It is considered a skin cancer, but it is really a cancer of pigment cells, which is why it can travel quickly all over the body, including the brain. Once considered a death sentence, advances have been made in recent years to extend the lives of those stricken with it. Early detection is vital. However, it is still one of the most deadly cancers...
November 5, 2017
With increasing knowledge about sun tanning being a major cause of skin cancer, the use of tanning beds has been on a - decline. However, a decent size of our population is still putting themselves at risk, and many of them might actually be addicted. Yes, you read that right... A - recent study - showed over 20 percent of white women who use tanning beds become addicted to them. Depression and low...
October 27, 2017
Let’s face it, when you talk about skin care, you’re pretty sure all the special creams you put on your skin run but skin-deep. Consequently, this gives you virtual permission to experiment with as many skin care products as humanly possible without bothering to check the labels. Be wary though; not only is such a devil-may-care attitude hazardous, chances are, pretty soon you’d be calling your mom...
January 27, 2017