Sun & Skin News: Fall 2013 (Vol. 30, No. 3)
Dermatologists have long suspected that regular sunscreen use could help slow this skin breakdown, and now Australian researchers have proved it.
When high school health teacher Cindi Eggemeyer, from Festus, Missouri, was diagnosed with melanoma at the age of 45, she was spurred to share her experience—and some hard-learned advice—with her students.Read More
It is well established that the ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by tanning beds can cause skin cancer. Despite this, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies UV tanning machines as “low to moderate risk” Class I medical devices, in the same category as elastic bandages and tongue depressors.Read More
Sunburn is nothing to trifle with; just five sunburns in the course of your life more than doubles your chances of developing melanoma. The best advice, of course, is to avoid burning by using sun protection strategies such as clothing, sunglasses, shade, and sunscreen. But mistakes happen.Read More
I thought skin cancers were caused by sun exposure. But I have been diagnosed with a melanoma on the bottom of my foot, which is almost never exposed to the sun. Why did a melanoma develop there?Read More