227 articles Tag skin cancer

Actor and Ex-Soccer Player, Vinnie Jones, is Battling Skin Cancer

 ”Cancer is a horrible word to hear. It frightens the life out of you.” ~Vinnie Jones Vinnie Jones is a former European soccer star who spent many days exposed to the sun while performing his sport. The 48-year-old  began his soccer career in 1984 and once played Wimbledon as a mid fielder. He became an international soccer player in 1994 and continued to solely play soccer through 1999. After that he became an actor, writer …

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Does What Language you Speak Increase your Risk for Skin Cancer?

Does What Language you Speak Increase your Risk for Skin Cancer?

A study conducted by Elliot Coups and colleagues at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey  was published in the journal JAMA Dermatology this past fall. It discussed their findings about the differences in sun protection habits in English and Spanish speaking Hispanic Americans. The team questioned 788 Hispanic residents of Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas. They found that English speaking Hispanics are more likely to be involved in risky sun behavior such as …

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Gratitude Giveaway–We Are Thankful for You!

Gratitude Giveaway–We Are Thankful for You!

Gratitude Giveaway Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more! Being grateful everyday for the people in our lives that help us along this crazy journey is something we owe to them and ourselves. Who you are grateful for? We are giving you a chance to tell someone in your life how grateful you are for them and put them in the running to win a $200 UV Skinz shopping spree!  Is there a …

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UV Skinz Style: Men’s Beach Hoodie for a Rock Climbing Adventure

Today’s feature highlights the versatility in our Men’s Sun Shirts and Hoodies. UV Skinz’ Men’s Beach Hoodie gives you all day sun protection with just one application! Contrary to its name our Men’s Beach Hoodie can be worn to more places than just the sea side. For the man that is active, adventurous, and smart our hoodie has the UV protection (UPF 50+) built in and the material is fast drying, soft, and won’t irritate skin. …

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New Study Shows Sunscreen Does Prevent Skin Damage

New Study Shows Sunscreen Does Prevent Skin Damage

We have most likely heard by now that skin cancer and melanoma are preventable if caught early. They are more likely to be prevented if you were the proper sunscreen daily and take other sun protection measures. Cancer.org reports the American Cancer Society’s estimates for melanoma in the United States for 2013: About 76,690 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 45,060 in men and 31,630 in women). About 9,480 people are expected to die of …

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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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November Skin Self Check

November Skin Self Check

November is National Healthy Skin Month, sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology, which has as its mission the achievement of the highest quality dermatologic care for all Americans. Professionals are our second line of defense when it comes to being aware of any changes in moles, freckles or new appearances of concerning skin conditions. It is up to us to conduct monthly skin self checks and document changes to share with our Dermatologist. Melanoma …

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday
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UV Skinz Exhibits at the Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

UV Skinz Exhibits at the Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

  UV Skinz Team members put the finishing touches on our booth (#215) this past Friday in preparation for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition. The conference is being held in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center from October 26 – 28, 2013. Annually, AAP member and non-member physicians, residents, medical students, nurses and allied health members come together for practical updates and reviews of pediatric practice, research and …

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AIM at Melanoma Walk

AIM at Melanoma is an organization that we have partnered with on many occasions to help further their mission of increasing “support for melanoma research; to promote prevention and education among the general public and medical professionals; and to provide comprehensive and easily accessible melanoma resources for patients, survivors, and caregivers.” Through fundraising, 5k run/walks and other educational events AIM at Melanoma reaches thousands of people across the U.S and many more world wide. In …

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