Skin Cancer Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Sun Cancer Soars

    Sun Cancer Soars

    Men and women born in 1970 – now in their mid-30s – already are being diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Shockingly, these young adults are being diagnosed with melanoma at the same rate as the elderly who were born in 1930 and who didn’t start developing melanoma until their 50s, […]

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  • Eczema Treatment Warning

    Eczema Treatment Warning

    The breezy television ads for certain steroid-free eczema treatments have always bothered me. While they don.t say anything untrue, they do incorrectly imply that this treatment is gentler and safer than the more commonly used hydrocortisone. In March 2005 the United States FDA issued a public health advisory about a potential cancer risk from the […]

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  • The How and When of Skin Protection

    The How and When of Skin Protection

    How and when sun damage occurs to children’s skin may surprise you. Many parents know that in the United States alone more than 1 million skin cancers are diagnosed in adults each year, resulting from damage to the skin during childhood. Many of these cancers are deadly melanomas. Over the last thirty years, the frequency […]

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  • Sunburn

    Sunburn: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Tanning, Radiation damage Introduction to sunburn: Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) that occurred in our youth. Similarly, adult cataracts can result from too much sun in the eyes during childhood.

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  • Heat Stroke

    Heat Stroke: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat prostration Introduction to heat stroke: Whether it’s a baby at the beach on a hot day, a toddler left in a sweltering car, or a budding young athlete at an exhausting practice in the sun, heat injuries are more common than people think.

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  • Summer Sun -- Summer Fun or Long-term Foe?

    Summer Sun — Summer Fun or Long-term Foe?

    One of my college roommates met a tragic early death from malignant melanoma. He was a sports enthusiast who frequently spent hours unprotected in the sun — he always had a tan. Unfortunately, he’s not alone.

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  • Tips for Avoiding Damage from Sun Exposure

    Tips for Avoiding Damage from Sun Exposure

    Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) that occurred in our youth. Children are at the highest risk for sun damage, and more than half of a lifetime’s sun exposure usually happens during childhood.

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