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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 ...

A daily dose of sunscreen may fight aging

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation on June 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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It is well known that sunscreen helps protect our skin from sun damage and skin cancer, but now there’s another reason to slather on your SPF 30 everyday: younger looking skin. A new Australian study suggests that using sunscreen can slow skin aging, even in your middle years. After 4 ½ years, scientists looked at two comparison groups; one that applied sunscreen daily and another that used sunscreen when they felt they needed it. Researchers ...

New sunscreen labels: What you need to know

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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New labeling rules from the Food and Drug Administration are designed to help consumers make smarter decisions when it comes to purchasing sunscreen. The new guidelines apply to any products that carry an SPF (sun protection factor), including makeup, moisturizer or lip balm. A USA Today article outlines these labeling changes that will help you choose products that best protect you and your family from sunburn and skin cancer risk. Some of the new label ...

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 ...