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Scientist Grow Human Skin to Fight Skin Cancer

Scientist Grow Human Skin to Fight Skin Cancer

Scientists at the European Centre for the Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter’s Tremough campus have been researching a way to grow skin specifically to tackle Malignant Melanoma. They first announced their intent to grow human skin back in November 2012, saying that it would take at least 6 months or more to get the full clearance on their ground breaking research. Cancer research is often of single cells, but scientists at the …

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Give the Gift of Melanoma Awareness

Give the Gift of Melanoma Awareness

Sometimes during the cold winter months of gift giving we let sun protection and melanoma awareness slip our minds. It’s during these non-summer months that we should think of it most and prepare for the sunny days ahead. It is only by advocating and showing support for melanoma research that we can ever imagine a world without melanoma. If you are having trouble buying a meaningful gift for someone who has been touched by melanoma …

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Australia Announces National Skin Cancer Action Week

Australia Announces National Skin Cancer Action Week

National Skin Cancer Action Week began on the 18th and will continue through November 24th. Our neighbors ‘down under’ are urging men over 45-years-old to “watch your back.” Men are more likely to work outside, ignore health warnings and may have spent a lot of unprotected time outdoors as a child–before there were skin cancer awareness campaigns. National Skin Cancer Action Week has the support of two former pro tennis players and skin cancer survivors, John …

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1st Annual Piggy Puck Classic Melanoma Awareness Event

1st Annual Piggy Puck Classic Melanoma Awareness Event

This past Saturday UV Skinz was able to be help support (through donations) the First Annual Piggy Puck Classic Legends Hockey game. This Melanoma awareness fundraiser hosted by the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope took place on Saturday November 3, 2012. They had a  perfect turnout with approximately 300 guests attending that nights benefit! Spectators from all over the Cape gathered at the “Hyannis Youth and community Center in Barnstable  to watch the Boston Bruins’ Legends face-off against the …

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WWYD: Mom Forces Underage Daughter to Tan

WWYD: Mom Forces Underage Daughter to Tan

The popular television show, What Would You Do, featured an interesting piece that showed a “tan” Mom practically forcing her daughter to tan at the BOCA Tanning Club on the east coast. The actors were each given a role to play. The teenage daughter was depicted as a fair-skinned, light-eyed, blonde girl while the Mother was unnaturally dark and tanned. The Mom continuously tried to force the girl into the tanning bed while onlookers watched and …

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National Childhood Cancer Awareness; Guest Post for Addison Cox

National Childhood Cancer Awareness; Guest Post for Addison Cox

“Addison has some moles on her scalp and they turned out to be melanoma. I feel like I am living a nightmare!” Not exactly the words I ever expected to hear from my long-time friend, Briana Cox, in September of 2011. Melanoma? You mean skin cancer? In an infant?! How on earth does that happen? Addison was a mere three months old when the Cox family’s world was turned upside down…for the second time in …

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20 Nice Ways to Show Your Support

20 Nice Ways to Show Your Support

The diagnosis of cancer or any other life-threatening disease can hit like a ton of bricks and can leave the lives it touches in shambles. In these times of uncertainty, waiting, and living here are some ways that you can help someone on their cancer journey. Please feel free to add more in the comments section if I’ve left something out. LISTEN. Ask; “How are you?” Let them keep the remote to the TV. Stock their freezer …

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Home Tanning Danger on the Rise

Home Tanning Danger on the Rise

In Victoria, Australia anyone 18-years-old and under are banned from tanning salons. Owners must display health warnings or face fines up to $1 million. Since the law in Victoria came into effect in 2008, the “number of outlets offering the service has plummeted by 67% from 436 to 143 salons.” Now the New South Wales government is announcing plans for a total ban on tanning salons by the end of 2014. With businesses closing and …

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Melanoma Exposed; Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Melanoma Exposed; Free Skin Cancer Screenings

In the sports community most of us know Bill Cowher as a former NFL coach and CBS commentator. Two years ago melanoma claimed his wife’s life and now he is an advocate for awareness and prevention. He is one of the founding partners of Melanoma Exposed. Their motto; Screen, Protect, Know, Tell. Screen yourself monthly and visit a Dermatologist. Protect yourself by using sun safe habits daily. Know the dangers of too much UV exposure …

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MY Story; For Jillian

MY Story; For Jillian

I had the honor of speaking with a very passionate melanoma awareness advocate, Susan Hayes. She is a Mother raising awareness for her daughter, Jillian. Jillian was 19-years-old when an irritating mole became more and more bothersome. It began to bleed and so Jillian saw a Dermatologist to have it removed. The biopsy of the mole came back as Stage 2 Melanoma, but showed no evidence that it had spread. Jillian frequented her surgeon for check-ups every …

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