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UV Rays and Skin Cancer

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named July as Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month.  The goal is to spread the word about how important it is to protect everyone’s skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Radiation is the emission of energy from any source, and there are many types of radiation.  […]

 

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

 

May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.  The month is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the importance of skin cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with 5.4 million cases in more than 3.3 […]

 

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Study: Most Melanomas Don’t Arise From Existing Moles

 

Summer is officially over and fall is here.  Although the summer activities have halted for the year, it doesn’t mean you need to stop your sunscreen routine.  Sunscreen should been worn year-round for protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays.  Another good end of the season skin tip is to perform a skin self-exam. According to […]

 

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Treating the World’s Most Common Cancer

 

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the only international organization devoted solely to education, prevention, early detection, and prompt treatment of the world’s most common cancer, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.  Skin cancer occurs when there are abnormalities in the cells that make up the skin.  […]

 

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