86 articles Tag cancer

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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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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UV Skinz 6th Annual “My First Skinz” Campaign in Honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month

UV Skinz 6th Annual “My First Skinz” Campaign in Honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Today marks the start of our 6th Annual “My First Skinz” Campaign in honor of  National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. You will probably hear a lot about how to protect yourself from this treatable disease. You will see a lot of pictures and diagrams about the statistics of skin cancer and the signs to look for. You will most likely be told to cover-up, wear sunscreen, stay out of the sun at certain times of …

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