The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal 2017

2017 Journal

We’re proud to present the 2017 edition of our annual magazine, The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal.

The tranquil scene on the cover, created by illustrator Ben Wiseman, conveys the power of a multipart sun protection strategy. That includes shade, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and enjoying outdoor activities early or late in the day, when shadows are long and rays are less intense. 

For 35 years, the Journal has been sharing advice from experts on skin cancer prevention, early detection and treatment, as well as personal stories from those who have experienced skin cancer. It also highlights the Foundation’s members, donors, programs and events that all support our efforts to fight the world’s most common cancer.

Look for the Journal in your dermatologist’s office or download a digital copy. Select articles from the Journal are also available online. We invite you to browse the stories below and share them with your friends and family. Together we can make a difference!


  • Growing evidence shows that foods high in certain nutrients may indeed help — and certainly can’t hurt.

  • Outdoor training was always part of this Olympic gold medalist’s active lifestyle. Using sunscreen religiously wasn’t a top priority, though, until she was diagnosed with melanoma. That spurred her to a new goal: to help others avoid skin cancer. 

  • If you (or someone you know) has been diagnosed with two or more nonmelanoma skin cancers, you are part of a special group. You are also, unfortunately, at much higher risk of developing further skin cancers. Here’s why — and what you can do about it.

Ask the Experts

  • You do your best to protect your skin from the sun. But did you know Mother Nature ups the ante on windy days? Our experts share some breezy advice.

  • Staff members share the most surprising things they’ve learned at The Skin Cancer Foundation.

  • If you have a scar, congratulations! Think of it as a badge of courage and healing. Our expert dermatologists tell how to nurture a new scar to get the best outcome — and, if needed, how to fix an old scar to make it look better.

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