Winter 2012 (Vol. 29, No. 4)

Perry Robins, MD

A Message from
the President

Many people think skin cancer prevention is just about sun protection. But secondary prevention, also known as early detection, is also vital: the sooner a suspected skin cancer is identified and diagnosed, the more easily and successfully it can be treated. What’s more, by discovering a skin lesion while it is still precancerous, you can stop it from ever becoming a cancer.

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Sun & Skin News: Winter 2012 (Vol. 29, No. 4)

  • Smoking Boosts Skin Cancer Risk

    Smokers beware: in addition to raising your odds of developing lung cancer, strokes, and heart attacks, smoking also boosts your risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) by 52 percent, according to a major new study.Read More

  • H&M’s Super-Tan Model
    Sparks Uproar in Sweden

    A recent H&M swimsuit campaign featuring a deeply tanned model ignited a storm of protest in Sweden, prompting the Swedish Cancer Society to accuse the retailer of endorsing cancer-causing ultraviolet (UV) tanning—and a potentially life-threatening standard of beauty.Read More

  • Ask the Expert

    I’m going to be treated for skin cancer. How will different skin cancer treatments affect my skin’s appearance, and how can I deal with the side effects?Read More