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The global fight to stop teens’ indoor tanning, reduce skin cancer deaths

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Governments around the world are banning the use of tanning beds for those younger than 18 in a move to protect children and young adults from skin cancer. Growing evidence shows indoor tanning is a direct risk for melanoma skin cancer cases and deaths, with a higher risk for people who use tanning beds under the age of 25. California, Vermont and 22 European countries prohibit teens from using tanning beds. Countries such as Brazil ...

An iPhone App for Skin Cancer Screening

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A new free app developed at the University of Michigan allows users to use their phone’s camera to detect early signs of skin cancer. UMSkinCheck guides users through a series of 23 photos to take of their body parts as a basis for comparison should cancerous moles or lesions appear. The National Cancer Institute estimates that there will be 2 million new diagnoses of skin cancer in the Unites States this year and 76,250 cases of ...

Make Sun Safety a Priority Early in Life

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Sun safety is a standard that needs to be developed at an early age in order to reduce the risk for skin cancer. Most parents are diligent with their babies but become much more lax once kids are more active. From birth to age 18 is when the majority of a person’s exposure to ultraviolet rays occurs and serious sunburns drastically increase the risk of skin cancer later in life. Unless sun safety habits are developed ...

Summer Beauty Tips: Think Twice Before Skipping the Sunscreen

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on May 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Ladies, today’s post is all about you. Specifically the “Millenials” as my boss likes to refer to us—those born in the 80’s and early 90’s. Summer is quickly approaching and I know that we are all looking forward to that glorious bronzed summer glow. We all know how a great tan can make you look; skinnier, healthier and more attractive overall. We have all been told a million times that tanning causes skin cancer…blah, blah, blah. ...