Sun and Skin News: Winter 2012 (Vol. 29, No. 4)
A single ultraviolet (UV) tanning session increases tanners’ risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by 67 percent and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) by 29 percent, according to a large new study.
If you’re one of the more than 60 percent of US adults who take medication for high blood pressure (hypertension), be aware that some of these drugs could increase your chances of lip cancer.Read More
Smokers beware: in addition to raising your odds of developing lung cancer, strokes, and heart attacks, smoking also boosts your risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by 52 percent, according to a major new study.Read More
A recent H&M swimsuit campaign featuring a deeply tanned model ignited a storm of protest in Sweden, prompting the Swedish Cancer Society to accuse the retailer of endorsing cancer-causing ultraviolet (UV) tanning—and a potentially life-threatening standard of beauty.Read More
I’m going to be treated for skin cancer. How will different skin cancer treatments affect my skin’s appearance, and how can I deal with the side effects?Read More