skin cancer

  1. Skin Cancer Prevention

    Skin Cancer Prevention

    Try following this basic advice on skin cancer prevention: Apply sunscreen. When you are going to be outside, even on cloudy days, apply sunscreen to all skin that will not be covered by clothing. Reapply approximately every two hours, or after swimming, or sweating. Use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen that protects the skin against both UVA and UVB rays, and that...

  2. Self-Exams for Skin Cancer Prevention

    Self-Exams for Skin Cancer Prevention

    The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you do a head-to-toe self-examination of your skin every month, so you can find any new, or changing lesions that might be cancerous or precancerous. Over time, you get to know your skin better, which makes it easier to spot changes. These checks don’t generally take very long and they are essential.Skin cancers are...

  3. Resolve to Wear Sunscreen

    Resolve to Wear Sunscreen

    From the beginning of the year to the end, your skin will be exposed to more sunlight than you may imagine. Even if you don’t spend much time outdoors, or in direct sunlight at all, or you never get sunburned at any time in the year, your skin is still exposed. That is why you hear so often that you...

  4. Skin Cancer Awareness: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Skin Cancer Awareness: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    When it comes to good health, taking care of your skin is an important part. Knowing the types of skin cancer helps you and your skin stay safe. Of the common types, “Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer” (WebMD), and so it is worth knowing a few things about it. The Basics SCC...

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