Archive for 'Skin Cancer'
Posted on 18. Jul, 2013 by Catherine Deans, L.E..
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 […]
Posted on 29. Jun, 2012 by Catherine Deans, L.E..
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 […]
Posted on 27. Jul, 2011 by Sheryl Wilson ARNP-C.
“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 […]
Posted on 12. May, 2010 by Bradley J. Abrams, D.O..
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.
Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by Bradley J. Abrams, D.O..
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.
Posted on 29. Sep, 2009 by Bradley J. Abrams, D.O..
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.
Posted on 16. Apr, 2009 by Bradley J. Abrams, D.O..
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.
Posted on 11. Feb, 2009 by Bradley J. Abrams, D.O..
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.