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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 ...

Prevent Cancer awardee announces winners of sun safety contest

Posted by The Skin Cancer Foundation on April 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Students across the country win iPads by encouraging their peers to be sun safe. With a $10,000 community grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation, The Skin Cancer Foundation held a contest in schools across the country to encourage students to spread the word about sun safety. We checked in with Whitney Potter, Director of Special Projects, to learn about the results of their educational contest: This past fall, The Skin Cancer Foundation launched a national back-to-school contest ...

4 ways to stay healthy this summer (and still enjoy the summer weather)

Posted by Jake Mayes on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Summer is in full swing and with it comes a host of great outdoor activities. However, this sunny season also opens the door to some serious health risks if you’re not careful. Here are some ways to keep your body safe this summer, while still enjoying the wonderful weather. Stay Hydrated A relatively simple, yet significantly overlooked safety tip for enjoying the summer weather is to stay hydrated by making sure you drink plenty of water. If ...

Adele Lass: Skin cancer survivor

Posted by Adele Lass on July 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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I am a 72-year-old woman. I was diagnosed with melanoma when I was 69.  I noticed what I thought was a bug bite on my lower leg. Several months later, I went to a dermatologist and he did not think it was anything either.  He did do biopsy though and I was later diagnosed with stage 3C melanoma.  I had 2 surgeries.  One on my lower leg about 5” by 9". The other in my ...