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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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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday
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Winter Season Sun Protection

Winter Season Sun Protection

It’s common to assume that warm sunny summer days are the only times that you should be worried about sunburns and sun damage. This is just a myth. During the winter months the UV rays are still just as strong and in snowy climates sunburns can be particularly powerful and harsh. That’s because when UV rays hit snow, around 90 percent of them bounce right back, putting any exposed skin at risk. Sunburn isn’t your …

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UV Skinz Holiday Travel Must-Haves!

UV Skinz Holiday Travel Must-Haves!

Whether you are planning a tropical holiday vacation or you already live in a place where the sun is still shining, UV Skinz has you covered (literally!) when it comes to sun protection. All of our UV protective clothes, hats and cover-ups pack and travel well. Most people don’t think about packing for sun protection while vacationing during the winter months, but it is important to remember because those UV rays never go away and the …

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MY Story Stephanie

MY Story Stephanie

Today I share with you a story from a fighter and a survivor. Stephanie agreed to share her story with us so that others may know that despite a melanoma diagnosis a persons life doesn’t have to stop. Please read, share and leave a comment! “mankind is resilient: the atrocities that horrified us a week ago become acceptable tomorrow.” ― Joseph Heller Here is Stephanie’s story… What type or stage of cancer did you have? I had …

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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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MY Story; Dean Hedstrom

MY Story; Dean Hedstrom

This MY Story is told by Kris Hedstrom in honor of her late husband Dean Hedstrom. We had the opportunity to donate to their annual golf tournament. Each year, Kris Hedstrom and Dean’s friends and family spread Melanoma awareness through many educational events. Dean Hedstrom is the reason why they do it. Here’s Dean’s story… My husband, Dean Hedstrom, was a PGA Golf Professional here in Florida for 30 years. In April of 2007 he …

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From: Rhonda Sparks, Founder of UV Skinz …To: You

Greetings UV Skinz Fans …   I am so excited to be able to share with you all of our new product offerings on our newly revamped website!  Most people don’t realize the amount of time, energy, creativity, curiosity, and organizational juices that must go into the apparel production process and the design of a website (especially one that must track inventory!).  If you don’t believe me, go ahead and check out the clothes you …

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MY Story; Connie

MY Story; Connie

My name is Connie Pollock and I am 51-years-old. I have stage IV recurrent Melanoma. I have always been a sun lover, whether it be doing yard work, swimming, fishing, or just enjoying the outdoors. Being a nurse, I knew that tanning was not smart but loved the color for the summer. I spent countless hours through the years working on a tan and never stopping to think about melanoma. Then in 2012 I had …

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

 

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