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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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Melanoma Monday: What You Should Know About This Deadly Cancer (Plus an Exclusive Offer!)

Melanoma Monday: What You Should Know About This Deadly Cancer (Plus an Exclusive Offer!)

For those of you who may not be aware, The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has designated the first Monday of May as Melanoma Monday, a day dedicated to raising awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, as well as a day to encourage early detection through self-exams. Along with the AAD, UV Skinz wants to increase awareness regarding the importance of sun safety and teach people everywhere what the signs and symptoms …

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Men and Skin Cancer: The Facts You Should Know

Men and Skin Cancer: The Facts You Should Know

It’s no secret that women are known to be more proactive regarding their general health than men, this especially being the case in relation to getting their skin checked and applying sunscreen. But according to some eye opening skin cancer statistics, men need to do more in order to protect themselves from the dangerous effects of too much sun exposure. Between outdoor work and recreation, men on average accumulate more unprotected sun exposure than women, …

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Agent Orange Has Been Linked to Skin Cancer in Vietnam Veterans

The Vietnam war is almost forty years behind us, but the effects still continue to haunt those that were called to serve to preserve American freedom. New research has revealed that Vietnam veterans are showing high rates of non-melanoma invasive skin cancer possibly a side-effect from exposure to agent orange. This study is published in the latest issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Agent Orange contained a highly toxic dioxic containment called TCDD that is …

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Actor and Ex-Soccer Player, Vinnie Jones, is Battling Skin Cancer

 ”Cancer is a horrible word to hear. It frightens the life out of you.” ~Vinnie Jones Vinnie Jones is a former European soccer star who spent many days exposed to the sun while performing his sport. The 48-year-old  began his soccer career in 1984 and once played Wimbledon as a mid fielder. He became an international soccer player in 1994 and continued to solely play soccer through 1999. After that he became an actor, writer …

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Does What Language you Speak Increase your Risk for Skin Cancer?

Does What Language you Speak Increase your Risk for Skin Cancer?

A study conducted by Elliot Coups and colleagues at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey  was published in the journal JAMA Dermatology this past fall. It discussed their findings about the differences in sun protection habits in English and Spanish speaking Hispanic Americans. The team questioned 788 Hispanic residents of Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas. They found that English speaking Hispanics are more likely to be involved in risky sun behavior such as …

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New Study Shows Sunscreen Does Prevent Skin Damage

New Study Shows Sunscreen Does Prevent Skin Damage

We have most likely heard by now that skin cancer and melanoma are preventable if caught early. They are more likely to be prevented if you were the proper sunscreen daily and take other sun protection measures. Cancer.org reports the American Cancer Society’s estimates for melanoma in the United States for 2013: About 76,690 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 45,060 in men and 31,630 in women). About 9,480 people are expected to die of …

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Denver Family Fights for the Life of Nick Auden

Denver Family Fights for the Life of Nick Auden

Nick Auden has been diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Stage 4 melanoma means that any or all of these symptoms could be true. The melanoma has spread beyond the original area of skin and nearby lymph nodes to other organs such as the lung, liver, or brain, or to distant areas of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, or distant lymph nodes. Neither spread to nearby lymph nodes nor thickness is …

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AIM at Melanoma Walk

AIM at Melanoma is an organization that we have partnered with on many occasions to help further their mission of increasing “support for melanoma research; to promote prevention and education among the general public and medical professionals; and to provide comprehensive and easily accessible melanoma resources for patients, survivors, and caregivers.” Through fundraising, 5k run/walks and other educational events AIM at Melanoma reaches thousands of people across the U.S and many more world wide. In …

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New York Mayor Enforces Battle on Tanning Salons

New York Mayor Enforces Battle on Tanning Salons

New York Mayor Bloomberg is on a crusade against tanning salons. His goal is to monitor tanning salons and warn customers of the dangers of skin cancer from over exposure to UV radiation. Ultra-violet radiation is a know human carcinogen and just one indoor tanning session increases users’ chances of developing melanoma by 20 percent. Bloomberg is nearing the end of is 12 tenure and has always been an aggressive enforcer of public health. — Require …

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