Sun & Skin News

Surprising Signs of Sun Damage

Wrinkles, dark spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, even freckles are signs of sun damage. Our experts share what you can do to improve your skin.

Gaining Momentum in Research

The human papillomavirus, or HPV, may play a role in the development of some squamous cell carcinomas of the skin (SCCs). Anna Nichols, MD, PhD, is determined to find out how and why.

Do You Know What Is Living on Your Skin?

Just like the gut microbiome, your skin microbiome is a community of tiny microbes with an enormous impact on your health and even a role in skin cancer prevention and treatment.

The Scoop on Poop

What we usually just flush, poop is helping scientists understand how the colony of microbes called your gut microbiome may help or harm your skin health.

Protect Your Pets From Skin Cancer!

While fur protects skin from the sun to an extent, dogs and cats can get sunburned, and they can develop skin cancer, too. Read about Tundra, an all-around good dog who has battled numerous skin cancers. Tundra’s owner just happens to be the executive director of The Skin Cancer Foundation!

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.

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.

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