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Family History & Freckles Led to Young Adult’s Skin Cancer Prevention Revelation

Posted by Meghan Keane, Development Assistant on May 31st, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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“I am going to get skin cancer.” Coming from a healthy 22 year old, this might sound like a jarring statement, but according to the Mayo Clinic people with fair skin, who have blonde or red hair and who freckle or burn easily are at a much greater risk of developing skin cancer. Fair skin? Check. Red hair? Check. Skin that freckles and burns easily? Double check. If these were the only risk factors that applied to me, I ...

Cancer Survivor to Young Women: Skin Cancer Prevention Essential

Posted by Lauren Antognoli, Development Associate on May 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned as a cancer survivor is to take care of my skin. Before my diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2002, I would work on my tan throughout the summer by slathering on tanning oil and laying out in the sun for hours. I always got very dark and rarely burned, so I figured it was “safe” for me to skip the sunscreen. And as embarrassing as it is ...

“Dr. Derm” Explains the Importance of Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Posted by PCF Admin on May 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
Dr. Derm

You might wonder how a dermatologist can save a life. The answer is simple: skin cancers – we find them, we treat them and we feel great about it! Your skin is your biggest organ; the organ that plays a vital role not just in your appearance, but on your immune system and your ability to maintain an ideal body temperature and metabolism. What can you do to make the most out of your visit to ...

Researcher Q&A with Dr. Raymond Konger

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager, Research Admin. & Community Outreach on March 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
Konger

In spring 2007, Dr. Raymond Konger was awarded a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to support his research on skin cancer. Now an Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Dermatology at Indiana University, Dr. Konger continues his research, stating, “My focus on cancer prevention is based on the idea that the best way to treat a cancer is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.” Tell us about your research examining ...