Sun & Skin News

Family Matters: What You Should Know About Your Family’s History of Melanoma

So you’re sitting in the dermatologist’s waiting room, filling out the usual forms required for a doctor visit. After filling in the basics, you spot the next question and realize you’re stumped: it’s asking about your family’s medical history. Has anyone in your family had melanoma or any other form of skin cancer? Here’s why the doctor asks, and what you need to know:

Even Snow Days Are Sun Days

With a chill in the air and snow on the ground, it may seem that the risk of sun damage is rather low.  That simply isn’t the case. In fact, snow can multiply your UV exposure because it reflects the sun’s rays.

Groundhog Day Kick Off: Follow Our Winter Skin Care Series

In honor of the groundhog, prognosticator of prognosticators, we’re kicking off our winter skin care series. For the next few weeks, my colleagues and I will be sharing some of the tried and true ways to keep skin healthy and beautiful during the winter months.

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.

Dangers of Indoor Tanning on College Campuses

At The Skin Cancer Foundation, we’ve been fighting for years to raise awareness (and motivate action) about the strong link between indoor tanning and the rise of dangerous melanoma in young women. That’s why we were thrilled to announce Allure magazine’s report about the wide availability of indoor tanning on college campuses as our 2016 Media Award winner at our Champions for Change Gala in October.

Get Your Skin Examined!

Have you had a doctor check your skin for signs of skin cancer this year? Have you ever had a skin exam? Be honest; we won’t judge.

What We’re Grateful for at The Skin Cancer Foundation

As we rake leaves, dig out our mothers’ pie recipes or make travel plans this week, 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.

Layering is the Key!

It’s a busy time of year as the holidays approach, and it’s easy to let your to-do list and other responsibilities take over your life. Experts agree, though, that one of the best things you can do for your health and well-being is to get outside and exercise, especially with friends or family.