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What We’re Grateful for at The Skin Cancer Foundation

As we rake leaves, dig out our mothers’ pie recipes or make travel plans for Thanksgiving, it’s a good time to remember that feeling grateful is not just good for our mental health. Studies suggest it may also help improve heart health, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.

A Haircut Could Save Your Life

Hair professionals are in a unique position to detect skin cancers on the scalp because they have a natural view of difficult-to-see areas.

How to Read a Sunscreen Label

Reading a sunscreen label shouldn’t be like deciphering a foreign language. But many people don’t understand how to read a sunscreen label or how the product protects the skin. Now is a good time to brush up on sunscreen terminology like SPF and broad spectrum.

10 Ways to Boost Your Sunscreen

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you may not realize how much UV exposure you’re getting while pursuing your passion. Maximize your sun safety with our experts’ best tips.

Ask the Expert: Can I Avoid a Scar?

If much of a skin cancer tumor is below the surface, the scar may be bigger than expected. But Mohs surgery has a high cure rate while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.

Sidelined by Skin Cancer?

University of Kentucky defensive lineman Josh Paschal saw something on the bottom of his foot and said something. His dangerous melanoma didn’t bench him for long!

When a Child Gets Skin Cancer

Pediatric melanomas are rare and different from adult cases, but they can happen. One young girl’s story, how St. Jude helped and what parents need to know.

A Lifetime in the Sun

A renowned physician tells of his lifetime love of the great outdoors. The drawback? His sun exposure led to serious skin cancers.

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