Skin Cancer Awareness Month highlights sun’s danger

Protect yourself in the sun with a hat and sunscreen.

The dangers of the sun’s rays take center stage in May for Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Doctors tell more than 1 million Americans each year they have skin cancer, by far the most common of all cancers. One in five people is expected to develop some kind of skin cancer in his or her lifetime. [...]

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Skin cancer cases continue to rise: ASDS survey

Protection from the sun with sunscreen is a major factor in preventing skin cancer.

Not only are skin cancer treatments again the top procedure performed by American Society for Dermatologic Surgery members, but the number of cases also continues to rise, according to a recent ASDS survey. ASDS members performed more than 3 million skin cancer treatments in 2013, an increase of 13 percent from 2012, according to the [...]

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Skin Health Awareness: Front page and center

American Society for Dermatologic Surgeryu

You’re going to be hearing a lot about the health of your skin and the importance of dermatologic surgeons in keeping your skin healthy thanks to several national news stories in a USA Today “Skin Health Awareness” insert June 28. The “Skin Health Awareness” campaign is aimed at reaching millions of readers just like you [...]

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Reach into your bag of beauty tricks for that… sunscreen

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

If you won’t wear sunscreen to ward off skin cancer, how about wearing it to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free? If you’re having trouble remembering to apply sunscreen every day, try reminding yourself in a different way – tell yourself that wearing sunscreen helps keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free! This advice [...]

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Skin cancer prevention checklist

Protection from the sun with sunscreen is a major factor in preventing skin cancer.

Sunscreen – check! Hat – check! Sunglasses – check! Common sense – check? You’ve waited all winter for the reappearance of that glorious shiny yellow circle in the sky that promises an eternity of warmth and relaxation in the short summer months. And now the medical experts are telling you to avoid the sun because [...]

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