Sun & Skin News

Finding Her Footing

For Witney Carson, the diagnosis came at the worst possible time — and on the worst possible spot for a […]

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?

Living with Merkel Cell Carcinoma: A Survivor Insures His Own Future

“My doctor called me herself, not the office, so I knew something was fishy. She said the biopsy came back and it wasn’t basal cell, it wasn’t squamous cell and it wasn’t melanoma. So I asked, ‘What’s left on the list?’” It was Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), she told him, a rare and dangerous form of skin cancer.