Sun & Skin News

Camp Sundown: Night Becomes Day

When the sun starts to set, the countdown begins. The children excitedly check an ultraviolet (UV) light meter, waiting for it to register zero.

“You Are My Bucket List”: One Woman’s Journey from Melanoma Diagnosis to Motherhood

Chelsea Dawson’s days are filled with the hectic joy of motherhood. After ending her workday at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Virginia, she heads to day care to pick up her toddler, Lee. Then it’s home for dinner with her husband, Bryan, and stepson, Gavin, before putting the kids to bed and catching her breath. Balancing work, home and family can be tough, but you won’t hear Chelsea complain.

Not My Face!

She was a much-sought-after model, and her looks were her meal ticket. But when her clients asked her to “get a little color” for photo shoots, she never dreamed it would lead to skin cancer —and a disfiguring scar smack in the middle of, yes, her face.

Celebrities and Skin Cancer – They’re Just Like Us

Given the prevalence of skin cancer in the United States, it’s not surprising that so many celebrities have had the disease. In fact, one out of every five Americans is going to get skin cancer. In our very own “Just Like Us” feature, we share ten celebrities you may not realize have had the world’s most common cancer.

A Hole in My Head

My favorite childhood memories are of summer days at a crystal-clear lake in northern Minnesota. My best friend Barbie and […]

Through the Lens: Six Melanoma Survivors Share Their Stories

Tia Costello was eight months pregnant with her second child when she was diagnosed with melanoma. “I was angry. I screamed into the pillow multiple times and I felt my baby inside me start to move,” she recalls. “I knew she felt the panic inside. I was scared and I feared for her too.”

Making A Difference: Miss Indiana USA Brittany Winchester Aims To Spread Skin Cancer Awareness During Her Reign

At the Miss Indiana USA competition this past October, contestants showed off their accomplishments, drive, and talents. Brittany Winchester wowed the judges by sharing her passion for affecting change and was crowned Miss Indiana USA 2017. Brittany was diagnosed with multiple basal cell carcinomas and devoted her pageant platform to skin cancer awareness, pledging her voice to a cause that has affected her personally.

Ashley’s Journey

For 15 years, Ashley Trenner paid good money to work on her tan. Without knowing it, she was also working on melanoma.