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Squish the Tanning Myths this Summer

Posted by Maggie Klee on May 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

The weather outside heats up. Summer approaches, and you can’t wait to get outside. Soak up sunrays, enjoy barbecues and hear, “You looked so relaxed,” from co-workers when you come into the office Monday morning, when actually you are just tan. What you may not know is your tan is killing you. There is no such thing as a safe tan. Tanning is a sign of sun damage and can lead to skin cancer, which ...

Free webcast offers strategies for parents/caregivers on keeping families healthy & happy

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 12th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

Keeping our children and families healthy is one of the most important and challenging goals for parents and caregivers. Current research has shown that starting a healthy lifestyle at a young age is one of the best ways to create a healthy future for our children and lower their risk of chronic disease like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Though we all strive to make sure our kids grow up healthy and strong, adopting or ...

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 ...

Tanning Beds Cause Alarming Number of Skin Cancer Cases in the U.S.

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation on October 12th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

A study conducted at UC San Francisco discovered indoor tanning is responsible each year for over 170,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. Findings also indicated that tanning bed users were more likely to develop certain types of skin cancers than non-users, with the highest risk among young adults. Though local and national government efforts have recently attempted to regulate indoor tanning by implementing a tanning tax or banning ...