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Blogs by Skin Cancer Foundation

After a Transplant: New Dangers

After a lifesaving transplant procedure, new risks emerge, including a higher chance of developing skin cancer. Here’s why, and what patients need to know to protect themselves.

Ask the Expert: What Is a Solar Callus?

Should you listen to influencers who promote the notion of building a “solar callus” to produce vitamin D? Our expert says “No” and sets the record straight.

Ask the Expert: Just a Little Tan?

I occasionally use a tanning bed before a trip or a big event, just to give me a little color. Isn’t that better than lying out in the sun for hours? And doesn’t it give my vitamin D a boost, too?

On Our Way in May!

So far, our incredible event staff and committed volunteer dermatologists have facilitated and performed over 281 skin cancer screenings. During 39 hours of screening time, our doctors have identified a total of 41 suspected cancers and precancers, including 11 suspected melanomas – and we’re just getting warmed up!

Teach Your Kids About Sun Protection

Getting kids on board early with sun protection is crucial — but it isn’t always easy. Our expert dermatologists share their best practices to make sun care a daily habit at every age.

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