Sunscreens – What You Need to Know For This Summer
Summer is currently upon us. With the better weather of summer, folks begin to spend more time outside. Whether you spend that time at the beach, pool, golf course, or mowing the lawn, there are a few helpful hints that you can do to keep your skin healthy and youthful. To start, make an effort […]
The Best Way To Safeguard Yourself Against Skin Cancer
Skin Cancer is a standard disease that is believed to develop when the skin is exposed to uv rays. Depending on the kind of skin, this exposure can be limited and still lead to the evolution of some form of skin cancer. Fair skin that burns readily in the Sun is very vulnerable. As the […]
Skin Cancer Facts
The skin is our largest organ. Cancer in any form is scary, but if you could keep it from invading your body’s largest organ, why wouldn’t you? More than 90 percent of skin cancer cases are caused by sun exposure. That means you can prevent it. And no, you don’t have to stay out of […]
Getting to know Skin Cancer
Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer? One million people in the United States are diagnosed each year with some type of skin cancer. Did you also know that there are THREE main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma? Non-melanoma skin cancers usually […]
Skin Cancer: How to Check Yourself
In our last blog post we explored the issue of skin cancer in people with skin of color and how, although it is not as highly talked about in the press, it is still a common problem for people with skin of color. Importantly we highlighted that the number of African-Americans dying from melanoma or […]
Can darker-skinned people get skin cancer?
With May being #SkinCancerAwarenessMonth there is a lot of information and true stories surrounding the topic of skin cancer, but most of the conversation is centred around caucasians. What is not commonly talked about or even believed is that people with skin of color can be affected too. Everyone is susceptible to getting skin cancer. […]
Will Skin Cancer Become An Epidemic Among People Of Color?
The US Census Bureau projects that people with some shade or extra pigmentation will account for approximately 50 percent of the U.S. population by the year 2050. Blame it on their genetic make up but this group, which includes Asians, Latinos, African Americans, and other ethnicities, are more prone to certain skin conditions including skin […]