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Summer Vacation Slipups: How to Treat a Sunburn

If you’re heading to the beach this summer (or even just spending time in your own backyard!), make sure you know how to avoid sunburns in the first place — but also what to do if you do sustain one.

Indoor Tanning Legislation: Here’s Where We Stand

When you consider the dangers of indoor tanning, it’s difficult to believe the practice is still legal for anyone, let alone children. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a proven human carcinogen, and more than 419,000 cases of skin cancer in the U.S. each year are linked to indoor tanning. Yet we know that teenagers around the country are still using UV tanning beds.

Back to Basics: Understanding the World’s Most Common Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, when interest in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment is high. It’s also a good time to get back to basics. Here’s a quick refresher on the major types of skin cancer: how they form, what they look like and their prognoses.

Celebrating the Women of The Skin Cancer Foundation

March is Women’s History Month, and The Skin Cancer Foundation’s female physician members are taking the opportunity to share their unique insights as women in dermatology, and the world of medicine as a whole.

How Dangerous is Melanoma? It’s All a Matter of Timing

You might already know that catching a cancer early means a more favorable prognosis. But it can be difficult to comprehend just how big a difference early detection makes with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Melanoma should never be underestimated, but treating a tumor early rather than after it is allowed to progress could be lifesaving.

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