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AZCC Skin Cancer Institute Helps Babies Be Sun Safe

Posted by Heather Hiscox, MPH, Program Development Coordinator, The Arizona Cancer Center on November 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) at the Arizona Cancer Center. The mission of the SCI is to prevent and cure skin cancer in Arizona. Arizona has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the nation: about 1,000 Arizonans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and several thousand develop non melanoma skin cancer. The funding is being used to assess the impact of the Hats On! ...

Sunless Tanning Studio to Give Free Spray Tans to Save Your Skin

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on June 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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There will be more than 1,000,000 new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States this year, but Chicagoans will have a cancer-free way to get a gorgeous golden brown tan. Spray of Sunshine in Lincoln Park is aiming to start a sunless revolution! They have teamed up with the Prevent Cancer Foundation and starting June 20, they will kick off a week long benefit to help educate our community about safe tanning and skin ...

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 ...

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

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