Sun & Skin News

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.

More Than One?

If you (or someone you know) has been diagnosed with two or more nonmelanoma skin cancers, you are part of […]

How Skin Conditions Can Affect Skin Cancer Detection and Treatment

Millions of Americans are affected by skin cancer, but millions more are battling skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and melasma. Although bothersome, these conditions are usually harmless and manageable through ongoing treatment. In dealing with my own bout of melasma, I got to thinking — can these skin problems make it harder to spot a potential skin cancer?