Winter 2011 (Vol. 28, No. 4)

A Message from the President

Winter’s weather encourages us to spend more time indoors, but the risk of overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation — the cause of most skin cancers — remains high. 

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Sun & Skin News: Winter 2011 (Vol. 28, No. 4)

  • Experts Crunch the Numbers
    on Indoor Tanning

    New research indicates that people who tan indoors four times a year increase their risk of developing the non-melanoma skin cancers basal and squamous cell carcinoma by 15 percent, and their risk of melanoma by 11 percent. 

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  • “I Felt Betrayed, Lied to, and Scared”

    I worked at a salon for two-and-a-half years, and was top salesperson for over a year. I really believed in what I was doing. We were sent to seminars with scientists, who told us that tanning beds prevented cancer, and so on. I was brainwashed. I was 17.Read More

  • Ask the Expert

    I’m going to the Caribbean this winter. Are there any special precautions I need to take to protect myself from the sun?Read More

  • Look For Go With Your Own Glow™ Ads in Your Favorite Magazines

    Did you see our Go With Your Own Glow™ ad in the December issue of Marie Claire? The Skin Cancer Foundation’s anti-tanning public service ad campaign has reached over 450 million readers since 2008, and ads are set to run in Redbook; Town & Country; New York; O, The Oprah Magazine; SHAPE, and Country Living over the next few months.Read More