239 articles Tag melanoma

My Story: April Salinas

My Story: April Salinas

According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts and Figures for 2015, an estimated 73,870 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the US, with 9,940 men and women dying from the cancer this year. For April Salinas, her world was turned upside down after a biopsy of a spot on her scalp came back as Stage 3 Melanoma. Despite the harrowing diagnosis, April has chosen a life of health and positivity, promoting sun safety and skin …

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Children of Melanoma Survivors: Are they being adequately protected?

Children of Melanoma Survivors: Are they being adequately protected?

Recently, a study from UCLA came out claiming children of melanoma survivors are not receiving the best possible protection from ultraviolet radiation, despite an increased risk of developing melanoma themselves. How can this be? Often those afflicted with a melanoma diagnosis will change their lifestyle habits dramatically. Many will implement a new “sun safe” way of living, and in some cases will begin a life of advocacy, which generally speaking is reflected in the lives …

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My Story: Graham

My Story: Graham

It’s not every day you hear a story that truly inspires you, but when you do, it can be beautifully eye-opening. Several weeks ago, I came across an article discussing a young boy, who makes and sells unique bracelets in order to raise money for children with cancer . Wow, so thoughtful and selfless…Upon further reading, I discovered this darling boy making these bracelets, actually has cancer himself…spitzoid melanoma: a rare version of the deadliest …

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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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UV Skinz 7th Annual Save a Baby’s Skin Campaign is Here!

UV Skinz 7th Annual Save a Baby’s Skin Campaign is Here!

It’s officially Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s also time for UV Skinz Annual “Save A Baby’s Skin” Campaign! For those of you who are unfamiliar, every year during the month of May in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, UV Skinz includes a “My First Skinz” baby sun shirt FREE with every order. Every shirt is made of our high quality UPF 50+ material, and comes in one size (12/24 months). Each shirt …

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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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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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UV Skinz Style; Men’s Boardwalk Stroll

UV Skinz Style; Men’s Boardwalk Stroll

Slipping on our Mens Beach Hoodie is the perfect way to show your sun protection savvy. The UV protection (UPF 50+) is built in and the breathable stretch knit is fast drying, soft, with full garment flat lock seams that won’t irritate the skin. So comfortable and soft it is the perfect addition to any casual outfit. These sun shirts are available in three colors (Black, Orange and Navy) and come in sizes Small thru 4XL. See how …

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Love Your Skin With UV Skinz Giveaway

Love Your Skin With UV Skinz Giveaway

Do you love your skin? You should because our skin does so much for us!  It protects us against exposure to dangerous things in the environment such as bacteria. It also repels water, minimizes water loss from the body and protects underlying structures such as blood vessels, nerves and organs. Caring for and truly loving your skin is more than just slathering on sunscreen every now and then. Daily healthy sun safe habits can keep your skin …

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MY Story As Told By Karen

Sharing stories and our most intimate experiences has been in existence since the beginning of time. It is only through this honest exchange of information that we are able to make a difference and make a change. A fan of ours has chosen to open her story up to us and we hope that through her story someone will be saved from this preventable disease. This is Karen’s story… What type or stage of cancer …

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