The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal 2016

2015 Journal

We’re proud to present the 2016 edition of our annual magazine, The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal.

The striking yellow cover of the print version (left) captures our mission for these stories. We want them to catch your eye, draw you in and make you want to read and learn more about every aspect of the world’s most common cancer. After all, everyone’s at risk.

We invite you to browse the stories below, with advice from our experts on everything from prevention to early detection to treatments — plus some inspired storytelling from people like you. Share these stories with your friends, and together we can make a difference!


  • Melanoma at Its
    Most Curable

    Melanoma in situ, the earliest form of the disease, is on the rise, especially among young men. Here’s why this is bad news and good news, and what everyone (not just the men) needs to know about it.

  • Not My Face!

    She was a much-sought-after model, and her looks were her meal ticket. But when her clients asked her to “get a little color” for photo shoots, she never dreamed it would lead to skin cancer — and a disfiguring scar smack in the middle of, yes, her face.

  • Hispanics Get
    Skin Cancer, Too

    You may not think that people who are Hispanic or Latino/ Latina are at risk for sunburns or skin cancer. They are at risk, though, and some are at high risk. Our expert helps to dispel the myths.

  • A Family Loss

    When Nicole dated her husband-to-be, Mikko, she spotted a large, strange-looking mole on his leg. He told her it was nothing. Eleven years after they married, that melanoma left their family without a husband and father.

  • Working at Sun Safety

    If you earn your living outdoors, your sun exposure and risk of skin cancer skyrocket. Our Houston-based experts offer tips on how to save your skin.

  • The Big Wheel

    His humble beginnings led Skin Cancer Foundation Founder and President Perry Robins, MD, to become a preeminent physician, leader in the fight against skin cancer, influential businessman and philanthropic citizen of the world.

  • Sun-Safe Babies

    Parents’ instinct is to protect their infants and toddlers from harm. Yet too many babies are getting tans and sunburns. Here, we offer simple tips to prevent damage to your child’s skin that could lead to skin cancer.

Ask the Experts

  • You need sun protection as much as you need vitamin D. You can have both, without skin damage or nutritional deficiency. A dermatologist tells you how.

  • A senior vice president of The Skin Cancer Foundation and his Mohs surgery fellow address five questions they hear most from their patients.

  • You may be surprised at the rigorous trials sunscreens go through to prove they work as promised — especially to earn The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation.

  • Mohs surgery is on the rise, for good reasons: It has the lowest recurrence rates, highest cure rates and best cosmetic results of any skin cancer treatment. A physician member of The Skin Cancer Foundation explains why Mohs has it all.

  • 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.