227 articles Tag skin cancer

MY Story: Marisha Dotson

MY Story: Marisha Dotson

We often feature individuals who have been affected by melanoma in our MY Stories. This time around, we want to introduce you to an incredibly strong and inspiring individual, Marisha Dotson who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of squamous cell carcinoma. While squamous cell carcinoma is a non-melanoma skin cancer and is usually not life-threatening, aggressive forms of the cancer can grow quickly and cause disfigurement, and may spread to other parts of …

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Skin Cancer: A Major Public Health Problem

Skin Cancer: A Major Public Health Problem

Last week the public got a serious wake up call from the Surgeon General, who deemed skin cancer a “major pubic health concern that requires immediate action” in the Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer issued Tuesday morning. While the release of the report was thrilling news for those of us in the melanoma community, it was also rather old news, as the report touched on nearly every aspect of skin cancer prevention and sun safety …

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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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Indoor Tanning Myths Revealed: The Danger Behind Those Glowing Fluorescent Bulbs

Indoor Tanning Myths Revealed: The Danger Behind Those Glowing Fluorescent Bulbs

Thinking about Tanning Indoors before that Sunny Vacation? Think Again. With Spring Break just around the corner, many college kids are hitting the tanning salons to get some color before that trip to Cabo, Lake Havasu, or some other sunny, water-filled destination. It appears many young adults—despite likely having been told the negative effects of too much UV exposure—seem unaware the extent of damage and risk associated with tanning indoors (A single session in a …

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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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