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Skin cancer is no joke

Posted by Rachel Back, Guest Blogger on August 29th, 2014 | No Comments »
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I am a very pale person and haven't tanned that frequently in my life. However, the few times that I've ever had a temporary tan or sunburn have caused permanent problems in my skin that I will be facing for the rest of my life. I've had about twenty moles removed throughout my twenty-four years of living thus far. About fifty percent of them came back as precancerous and would've developed into cancer if I waited ...

Bonkers has a message for you: Tanning isn’t cute

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on June 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
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According to Bonkers Hoffler, wrinkles and tan lines look better on puppies than they do on you. With summer approaching, it’s important to remember to take steps to protect your skin. “Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis and the most preventable cancer,” said Bonkers on her walk through the Prevent Cancer office, “Most skin cancer is caused by damage from the sun’s UV rays (ultraviolet radiation)." This year, an estimated 76,100 people will be diagnosed with melanoma—the ...

It’s always sunny in California

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on May 16th, 2014 | No Comments »
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My favorite time of the year is on its way. Summer. Beach trips, pool parties and hiking were how I spent my summers growing up in California. Now that I’ve made you want to vacation in California, here are some sun safety tips I learned after spending 25 years on the Pacific Coast. In California, like in many beach communities, tanning is a part of the culture. And that was my first goal every summer. Summer always ...

Be sun safety savvy: Facts vs. fiction

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on May 14th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Is your family gearing up for a season of sun, surf and sand? Before hitting the beach this summer it's important to remember that protecting your skin from the sun is vital to reducing your risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer diagnosis and also the most preventable cancer. To spotlight National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month we separate the sun safety facts from the most commonly heard myths to keep you, your ...