72 articles Articles posted in Melanoma Newz

Parasols For Protection in NY

Parasols For Protection in NY

One Friday and Saturday in June, colorful umbrellas were used to make a bold statement about sun protection and to promote skin cancer awareness in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park. Skin Care company,  La Roche-Posay passed out sunscreen samples of their Anthelios sunscreen and provided free skin cancer screenings along with a guest appearance by Yankees very own Brett Gardner. What a statement!  Their event is apart of a larger campaign that they are calling SOS (Save Our Skin) …

Continue reading →

2013 Tanning Bed Legislation

Indoor tanning and its contribution to skin cancer and melanoma has been a hot topic of discussion for a few years now. With over 30 million people in the US who tan indoors annually, the subject affects us more than we think. 2.3 million indoor tanners are 18-years-old and younger. There is a growing presence of indoor tanning beds in salons, spas, gyms and even apartment complexes. In these non-traditional places people searching for an …

Continue reading →

Wordless Wednesday…School Sun Safety Program

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2013/may/23/independence-middle-students-hear-about-melanoma/

Continue reading →

My Story; Tina’s Place

A safe haven was created out of a heartbreaking tragedy. This is Tina’s story… What type or stage of cancer did your loved one have? Tina had a mole in the middle of her back. By the time they found it, it was stage 3 Melanoma.   What was the primary cancer treatment facility involved in your loved one’s care and what was your experience there? Tina  worked with Dr. Hersh in Tuson for the …

Continue reading →

Don’t Fry Day

Today is “Don’t Fry Day!” The Friday before Memorial Day is coined “Don’t Fry Day” in hopes that people will take the extra precautions to practice safe sun protection habits. It’s the weekend when many of us will be hitting the beaches, having picnics at the park and just enjoying the outdoors and long holiday weekend. Keep you and your family safe and let the world know you are by taking the ”Don’t Fry Day” Pledge! …

Continue reading →

Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday

The American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May–Melanoma Monday. Its simple purpose is to increase public awareness about Melanoma. Melanoma is a very aggressive form of skin cancer and occurs when uncontrolled growth of pigment producing cells spread rapidly to other areas of the body. Melanoma is less common than other skin cancers, but if not detected early it is 75% more deadly. Facts: Over 2 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year. …

Continue reading →

Prevention News: Teens Create A Sunscreen Reminder

Prevention News: Teens Create A Sunscreen Reminder

These two New Zealand teens have created a visual reminder to reapply sunscreen in hopes that their efforts will raise awareness about skin cancer and Melanoma.  Danielle Watt and Sarah Mount are participating in a school program called Young Enterprise. Taking sun safety into their own hands they created the Exposure Band, which looks like a rubber watch. The Exposure Band is a sensor that changes color when the wearer needs to apply more sunscreen. When …

Continue reading →

Soldiers Reprimanded for Accidental Sunburns

Soldiers Reprimanded for Accidental Sunburns

Marcie Birk, a Health Educator  with the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine reported on recreational and  occupational exposure to the sun. Occupational sun exposure increases a persons risk of skin cancer  by 43-77%.  Many soldiers are usually exposed to harmful rays all the time,  by default of their occupation. Soldiers can be exposed to many hours of UV radiation during unit and individual training. They are encouraged to take the proper sun …

Continue reading →

Tan Jabs; Harmful not Helpful

Tan Jabs; Harmful not Helpful

With an increase in research and media attention on the harmful consequences of sun exposure and tanning bed use there has been the adaption of a potentially harmful tanning solution. The tan jab. Tan jabs are tanning injections and supplements. They are most commonly called Melanotan II or the “Barbie Drug” because of its alleged ability to induce a fake tan, boost the sex drive and encourage weight loss. In a desperate need to “fit …

Continue reading →

Celebrate Bob Marley’s Life with Melanoma Awareness!

Celebrate Bob Marley’s Life with Melanoma Awareness!

Bob Marley was born to his parents as Nesta Robert Marley on this day in 1945. The legendary musician and King of Reggae would have been 68-years-old today. Marley died at the age of 36 on May 11, 1981 when he lost his battle with skin cancer. The skin cancer was first found in 1977 when Marley complained of an injury on his toe that was not healing. He underwent surgery to remove the malignancy from his foot, …

Continue reading →