Sun and Skin News: Winter 2011 (Vol. 28, No. 4)
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.
To help you make the most of your dermatologist’s appointment, The Skin Cancer Foundation asked Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, how to prepare for and what to expect during a routine full-body skin examination. Read More
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
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
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