Sun & Skin News

In My Mother’s Eyes: Her Ocular Melanoma Story

Over the years, my Mom and I occasionally talked about her cancer, especially when I started working at The Skin Cancer Foundation. Ocular (meaning “of the eye”) melanoma is very different from cutaneous (“of the skin”) melanoma. It’s also rarer.

350 Skin Cancer Screenings in June!

In June, our dermatologists collectively donated 35 hours of their time to conduct more than 350 skin exams. They identified 127 potential skin precancers and skin cancers, including four suspected melanomas.

How to Read a Sunscreen Label

Reading a sunscreen label shouldn’t be like deciphering a foreign language. But many people don’t understand how to read a sunscreen label or how the product protects the skin. Now is a good time to brush up on sunscreen terminology like SPF and broad spectrum.

Our Staff Gets Out!

At The Skin Cancer Foundation, we know how vital time in nature is for our health. Our staff members share a photo and tell how they protect their skin from the sun.

Summer Vacation Slipups: How to Treat a Sunburn

If you’re heading to the beach this summer (or even just spending time in your own backyard!), make sure you know how to avoid sunburns in the first place — but also what to do if you do sustain one.

Indoor Tanning Legislation: Here’s Where We Stand

When you consider the dangers of indoor tanning, it’s difficult to believe the practice is still legal for anyone, let alone children. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a proven human carcinogen, and more than 419,000 cases of skin cancer in the U.S. each year are linked to indoor tanning. Yet we know that teenagers around the country are still using UV tanning beds.

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