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What Your Patients Should Know About Childhood Skin Cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, a campaign to spotlight the types of cancer that largely affect children, draw attention to survivorship issues and raise funds for research and family support. In the US, more than 15,000 children aged younger than 21 years are diagnosed with cancer every year. Of those, the National Cancer Institute […]

The Importance of Protecting Your Skin this Fall

As summer comes to an end, the weather gets cooler and the days grow shorter, leaving many people to store their sunscreen for the upcoming season. However, even in the fall months, ultraviolet (UV) protection is important in protecting your skin. In fact, UVA rays—which make up 95% of all UV rays—are almost as equally […]

Making Sense of the Link Between Skin Color and Skin Cancer

While those with lighter skin tones are generally the most at risk for skin cancer, anyone with any skin color can get skin cancer. Unfortunately, many patients are under the impression that those with darker skin are not at risk for skin cancer. “People who have darker skin tones often believe that they’re not at […]

People Magazine – 42-Year-Old Woman Has Survived 86 Skin Cancer Surgeries

Lisa Pace has had 86 skin cancer surgeries and she’s only 42 years old. She was in her 20s when she discovered she had skin cancer after years of using tanning beds. In her interview with People Magazine, she discusses the importance of sun-protection and the dangers of tanning beds. She adds: “I want people to realize that it can […]

Fox News – The Best Sunscreens, According to a Top Dermatologist

Sunscreen is meant for the purpose of protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays that cause can sunburn and skin cancer. What you may not realize is that no two sunscreens are entirely alike. Lindsey Carlton from Fox News and dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe break down the best sunscreens currently on the market and […]

Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! – Following the Journey of Dr. Dan Siegel

It is estimated that someone dies from melanoma ever hour, and one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer. However, when skin cancer is detected early, it has a 98% cure rate. Dr. Dan Siegel is embarking on a journey through the Alaskan wilderness to spread awareness, detection and prevention of skin cancer […]

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

The Surgeon General has released a Call to Action to address Skin Cancer as a major public health problem. The executive summary includes strategies for prevention with clear and concisely outlined goals. Click the link below to read the full article. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer