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My Story | Brenda & Jason Farley

My Story | Brenda & Jason Farley

  One of the greatest traumas imaginable in life is when a parent loses a child. Regardless of age, this is an incredibly difficult reality to accept that can seem to go against the order of nature, only making it more confusing and painful. One of the reasons we share real people’s experiences with melanoma, is to spread awareness of it’s preventable nature as it relates to UV exposure. Jay was a lively, and loving young …

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Skin Cancer: A Major Public Health Problem

Skin Cancer: A Major Public Health Problem

Last week the public got a serious wake up call from the Surgeon General, who deemed skin cancer a “major pubic health concern that requires immediate action” in the Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer issued Tuesday morning. While the release of the report was thrilling news for those of us in the melanoma community, it was also rather old news, as the report touched on nearly every aspect of skin cancer prevention and sun safety …

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Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer May Lead to the Development of Other Cancers

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer May Lead to the Development of Other Cancers

“Skin Cancer” We hear the term often, but the details regarding the different types, and what they mean are frequently overlooked. We hear about celebrities, such as Hugh Jackman, being diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma—a non-melanoma skin cancer—yet no one seems too concerned for his health since having the spot removed. We see a picture with a bandage over his nose and think, “The spot was removed, and now he’s fine. No big deal. It’s …

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Indoor Tanning Myths Revealed: The Danger Behind Those Glowing Fluorescent Bulbs

Indoor Tanning Myths Revealed: The Danger Behind Those Glowing Fluorescent Bulbs

Thinking about Tanning Indoors before that Sunny Vacation? Think Again. With Spring Break just around the corner, many college kids are hitting the tanning salons to get some color before that trip to Cabo, Lake Havasu, or some other sunny, water-filled destination. It appears many young adults—despite likely having been told the negative effects of too much UV exposure—seem unaware the extent of damage and risk associated with tanning indoors (A single session in a …

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10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

People should be aware that high temperatures and extended periods outdoors can lead to heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion is a “heat-related illness that can occur after you’ve been exposed to high temperatures for several days and have become dehydrated.” Below are some tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe from heat exhaustion this summer. 10 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat: Keep your windows open. Letting air flow through your home will …

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Pterygium; More Than a Common Eye Condition

Pterygium; More Than a Common Eye Condition

If you are exposed to a high amount of sunlight, sand or wind you should be protecting your eyes to avoid Pterygium. Pterygium (pronounced tur-IJ-ee-um) is commonly called Surfer’s Eye. This common eye condition looks like a growth of pink fleshy tissue on the white of the eye. There are several segments of the growth and in most cases it stops growing at a certain point. Scientists have found that this non-cancerous growth usually begins …

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