Sun & Skin News: Late Fall 2014 (Vol. 31, No. 3)
When her brother-in-law, a West Point officer, returned from deployment in Iraq with sun damage, Jennifer Powers, MD, had a hunch that our troops are not being properly protected from skin cancer.
Having moles on your body — even those found to be normal — can more than quadruple your risk of developing melanoma, according to a recent study presented at the 2014 World Congress on Cancers of the Skin in Edinburgh, Scotland.Read More
As melanoma rates increase worldwide, older white men continue to have the highest rates of the disease and the worst outcomes, showing that prevention and early detection strategies need to be better targeted to this group.Read More
By now most of us know the melanoma ABCDEs, the early detection acronym that stands for Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color variations, Diameter over 6 mm, and Evolving or change, the key warning signs of the disease. But that might not be enough.Read More
I stay in the shade, use sunscreen, and wear sun-protective clothing when I’m outside, to help prevent skin cancer. But are my eyes also at risk? What dangers does the sun expose them to, and how do I protect myself and my family?Read More
Cartoonist Jim Shoenbill understands the importance of having a dermatologist check any “suspicious” moles on your body.View Comic