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While it’s understood that taking sun safety precautions is important outside, few people realize they can sustain sun damage indoors, too. While both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) … more
Ultraviolet rays (UVR) are sneaky. Not only can they cause skin cancer and visible signs of aging, they're also very good at finding you. They can bounce off water, off sand, and they can penetrate … more
Ultraviolet radiation can travel through car and home windows, where it can contribute to the daily accumulation of sun exposure that can lead to skin cancer and photoaging. UV-blocking films can … more
A senior vice president of The Skin Cancer Foundation and his Mohs surgery fellow address five questions they hear most from their patients.
By Cheryl Janene Gustafson, MD, and C. William Hanke, … more
Baby Skin Requires Extra Diligence
By Jennifer Linder, MD
In adults, sunburns are painful, and cause tissue damage that can lead to skin cancer. But in babies, sunburns can be a medical … more
Sun protection is essential to skin cancer prevention – about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and about 86 percent of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from … more
The sun is responsible for many signs of aging, and protecting your face from its rays helps keep your skin looking younger. That doesn't mean you need to wear a heavy beach sunscreen every day — … more
Watch Out for Skin Cancers and Photoaging on the Left Side of Your Body
by Susan T. Butler MD
When thinking about sun exposure, you might envision yourself on the beach or exercising outdoors. … more
The vast majority of skin cancers, as well as most of the visible signs of aging, are caused by the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) light. Since UV damage is cumulative over our lifetime, it is … more
You need sun protection as much as you need vitamin D. You can have both, without skin damage or nutritional deficiency. A dermatologist tells you how.
By Anne Marie McNeill, MD, PhD, and Erin … more
by John Greenwood
There is strong evidence linking the development of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, the three most common skin cancers, to excessive exposure to the … more
Travelers should be advised—melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, has been linked most frequently to intense sun exposure, the kind often experienced during sunny beach and tropical … more
There’s nothing like being in the water on a hot day. It’s cool, it’s fun, kids love it. And swimming is great exercise.
But exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases the risk … more
For most people, car safety means seat belts and airbags. But there's another important way to stay out of harm's way on the road, and that's by protecting your skin from the sun.
A study in the … more
Exercising outside makes you feel good, physically and mentally. But extended time outdoors makes you vulnerable to the cumulative damage caused by the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which … more
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