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Sunscreen is a hugely important tool in the fight against the adverse effects of the sun. It even protects against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. But not all sunscreens are created equal. You probably already know that expired sunscreen will do you no good, but you might not be sure how to choose [...]
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Although it is the most life-threatening form of skin cancer, melanoma is not the only kind of skin cancer that is currently affecting millions in the U.S. and worldwide. To further raise awareness during Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, we’d like to give you a quick rundown of the two most common forms of [...]
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This month is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so if you have been waiting for some added motivation to get your skin examined by a physician, let that fact be it. Health organizations all over the country are stepping up efforts to raise the public’s awareness of skin cancer. A large part of the effort is [...]
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Unlike some forms of cancer, melanoma is preventable and highly treatable when caught early. Signs of the cancer are visible on the surface of skin, so the first line of defense against melanoma progression is you. Protect yourself by conducting monthly self-exams to inspect moles and other marks on your body for abnormalities or changes. [...]
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May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, and to kick it off, the American Academy of Dermatology has designated the first Monday in May “Melanoma Monday”. The Academy is asking people to wear the color orange on that day to raise awareness as well as to motivate the public to get skin cancer detected [...]
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