Sun & Skin News

The Clock Starts … Now!

One of the top search phrases on SkinCancer.org is, “Can I leave my skin cancer alone?” Two of our physician experts answer why, when you’ve been diagnosed with a skin cancer, time is of the essence.

What’s the Sunscreen Situation?

Given recent news reports, you may be wondering if sunscreens are safe for you and your family, as well as the planet. Elizabeth Buzney, MD, an expert and member of our Photobiology Committee, helps sort it all out.

Early Detection Starts with You

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s new ad campaign, The Big See, motivates you to look at yourself in the mirror with a simple new focus that could save your life.

Not All UV Rays Stay Outside: How Window Film Can Help Protect You

Both UVA and UVB rays can cause sunburn and tanning, which damage the DNA in your skin cells and increase your risk for skin cancer. UVA rays also cause the unwelcome signs of premature aging, including dark spots and wrinkles. Those UVA rays account for up to 95 percent of the UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface and are quite good at finding you. They can bounce off reflective surfaces like water and, most relevant during the workday, they can penetrate window glass.

Growing Pains: Coming of Age with Skin Cancer

When young people start to spread their wings, their quest for independence and adventure can sometimes put them at a high risk of danger. One unprotected day in the sun, for example (even if accidental), can multiply their odds of developing skin cancer.