Sun & Skin News

Our Staff Gets Out!

At The Skin Cancer Foundation, we know how vital time in nature is for our health. Our staff members share a photo and tell how they protect their skin from the sun.

The Irresistible Calm of Nature

We all know that nature nurtures us. Scientific studies confirm there are benefits when you step onto a forest trail, hear a breeze rustle the leaves, touch the roughness of bark and smell the scent of pine needles and wildflowers. So what’s stopping you? Just don’t forget the sun protection!

How Serious Is a Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

I’d had a few skin cancers removed before, all basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), the most common type. But when I was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on my scalp, it seemed different, and a little more scary.

Embrace Your Scars

Our expert dermatologists tell how to nurture a new scar to get the best outcome — and, if needed, how to fix an older scar to make it look better.

Red Alert!

Created to empower redheads to feel confident and proud of who they are, Love Your Red Hair Day is also a good time to remember the downside: We’re way more at risk for skin cancer than the general population. I should know; I’ve had a dozen.

Layering Is the Key!

When the air turns cool, you may not feel the heat of the sun’s rays. But they still have the power to damage your skin, so follow our autumn guidelines to protect yourself!

Back-to-School Sun Safety

Whether you rejoice or feel sad when your kids head back to school, you hope your good influence sticks with them! That’s why it’s so important to teach children and teens about protecting their skin and eyes from the dangerous effects of the sun — all year long.

High Altitude, High Risk, Part 3

Did you know that as your altitude increases, so does your risk for skin cancer? We hear from astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year on the space station.

High Altitude, High Risk, Part 1

Did you know that as your altitude increases, so does you risk for skin cancer? Champion ski racer Erik Schlopy shares how he protects himself against UV radiation.

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