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Some helpful facts about the sun…and its harmful UVA and UVB rays

Posted on 18. Jul, 2013 by .

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90% of skin cancers are caused by the sun’s rays Overcast days are not much safer than sunny days – 70-80% of the ultraviolet rays can get through clouds. The sun is around 80% stronger when reflected off sand and snow. The sun’s rays increase in intensity about 4% for every 1000 foot rise in […]

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BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: How to get your skin ready for Summer

Posted on 29. Jun, 2012 by .

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Summer -time is officially here.  The days are longer and the temperature is soaring…Thinking about summer and the beach  brings  to mind visions of deep, dark bronzed skin.  But did you know that a suntan is our skin’s way of actually protecting itself from sun damage?!  That bronze color is an over-production of melanin.  Melanin […]

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Sunscreen Tips to Reduces Skin Cancer Risks

Posted on 11. Jun, 2012 by .

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Skin cancer is the #1 cancer in America. Many of us have suffered more than five sunburns in our lifetime, that alone increases doubles our skin cancer risk.

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Skin cancer ranked #1 in the US!

Posted on 27. Jul, 2011 by .

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“IT’S OFFICIAL!” Skin cancer has now been ranked the #1 cancer in the United States!   It is on the rise around the world as well.  Protect yourself, your children and grandchildren.  It is never too late. It is important to see your dermatologist once to twice a year.  Early detection means early treatment which means […]

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Beware of Skin Cancer  It May Sneak up on You!

Beware of Skin Cancer It May Sneak up on You!

Posted on 12. May, 2010 by .

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There are three common skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the two most common. They are found in the upper layers of the skin. They are highly preventable and highly curable although they can be disfiguring if left too long. The third most serious skin cancer is Melanoma. It too can be curable when caught early, but has the potential to be deadly when not. Some melanomas are found in the upper layers of the skin, but many are more invasive and found in deeper layers.

No one is immune from getting a skin cancer, though some are at greater risk.

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Tanning Beds and Melanoma

Tanning Beds and Melanoma

Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by .

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Melanoma is the 2nd most common cancer in women ages 20-29 and can cause death. The risk for cutaneous melanoma increases by 75% when a tanning device is used before the age of 30. Also, skin cancers are being found on the abdomen which is also related to tanning bed use.

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Doctor Help – I have this red scaling on my face . . . what is it?

Doctor Help – I have this red scaling on my face . . . what is it?

Posted on 29. Sep, 2009 by .

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Patients suffering from red skin and scaling in the area around the eyebrows, on or around the nose, or on the scalp may be suffering from a common inflammatory skin disorder known as Seborrhoeic dermatitis.

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Can a Morning Cup of Joe Prevent Skin Cancer?

Posted on 16. Apr, 2009 by .

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Many of us can’t start our day without a morning cup of coffee. But, did you know the caffeine in coffee may actually help prevent skin cancer?

Prelimary animal studies suggest yes caffeine may have photoprotective chemicals in it. In the journal of Investigative dermatology, 2009 Feb 26 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/jid.2008.435) studies indeed point to caffeine as having a chemopreventive agent against the adverse effects of UV radiation.

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Melanoma, Early Detection is the Key

Posted on 14. Feb, 2009 by .

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One American dies from melanoma about every hour. If detected in the early stages, melanoma usually can be treated successfully.

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Take Action To Prevent Skin Cancer

Posted on 11. Feb, 2009 by .

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There are a number of things one can do to reduce their chance of developing skin cancer, especially non-melanoma skin cancer. The most important action one can take to protect themselves is to minimize your time in the sun.

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