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February 2024: Love and Protect Your Skin 💛

While February is a short month, daylight hours are increasing, and many of us are getting outside to walk, run, hike or ski. We’re here to remind you that even snow days are sun days. And if you’re on the slopes, remember that as your altitude increases, so does your risk for skin cancer. Practice sun safety, even when it’s cold outside.

5 Myths of Indoor Tanning, Busted!

Did you know more people develop skin cancer because of indoor tanning than develop lung cancer because of smoking? Dermatologist Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, president of The Skin Cancer Foundation, shares five more good reasons to just say no to tanning beds.

Teen Tanning: A Short-Term Decision With Long-Term Consequences

Even after hearing that women who have ever been indoor tanning are six times more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma in their 20s than those who have never done so, it’s hard to believe skin cancer can happen at such a young age. Most young indoor tanners probably don’t believe it can happen to them.

Building Your Skin Cancer Team

When skin cancer becomes advanced, you may need one or more of these medical professionals to support your treatment and recovery.

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