Sun & Skin News

Welcome to the New Sun & Skin News!

By Julie Bain • September 19, 2016
group of happy young people jumping on the beach

What would you like to know about how to keep your skin looking young and healthy? How can we help you find the best ways to protect you and your family from the damaging rays of the sun? What should you do if you see a weird new spot on your skin? What do you really want to know if you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer? Let’s talk!

A lot has changed since Perry Robins, MD, founded The Skin Cancer Foundation back in 1979. That was practically the dark ages when it came to sun protection. Most people thought tanning was healthy and were shocked and even outraged when they learned they had skin cancer. Since then, it’s been our mission to help people learn everything they can about the risks of skin cancer.

We’ve made enormous strides. Today people know that sun exposure is the main cause of skin cancer. Millions of people like you come to SkinCancer.org for our physician-reviewed information on how to prevent or deal with it. We have come to be known as the authority (we say modestly).

But it doesn’t mean everyone has stopped tanning or getting sunburned, of course. In fact, nearly 5.5 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year — more than any other type of cancer. So we still have a lot of work to do.

That’s why we’ve created this blog. We hope to engage with you about sun and skin issues in a new way, where we can dig deeper into your topics of interest and try creative new ways to address them. That might include, say, how a doctor can always tell your real age by looking at your hands, and what to do about it. Or a fun video in which fashion dolls with different skin tones teach girls that everyone needs sun protection. We might discuss how men can deal with body hair and sunscreen. Or tell the story of how a young performer was nearly sidelined by melanoma but is now a star.

Our team will do our best to make this a useful, fun, inspiring — and important — destination for you. You’ll meet and hear from some of our passionate staffers, expert member physicians and a few surprise guests along the way. Our ultimate goal? To connect with you, help you and see fewer of you get skin cancer. Period.

We hope you’ll come back often!

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