A Skin Cancer Guide For Veterans & Active Military Personnel

Skin cancer usually isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when people consider the potential health risks associated with military service. However, studies show active duty military and veterans, especially those in earlier wars, have an increased risk for skin cancer compared to the general population. U.S. military members are often deployed to tropical… Read more »

5 tips to prevent skin cancer

Findings from the Skin Cancer Foundation show that one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. That’s a scary statistic – and one that makes it incredibly important to establish a trusting relationship with your dermatologist. There are various types of skin cancer but the majority of the deadliest kinds are… Read more »

Yearly Skin Exam

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer affects one out of every five Americans. More than three and a half million new cases are diagnosed each year, which is why it’s so important that you have an annual skin exam. While your family doctor or general practitioner may conduct a routine skin exam, the… Read more »

The Dangers of Tanning

Jaime Regen Rea went from a self-proclaimed tanning addict to a melanoma patient in just a couple of years. She died just three weeks shy of her 30th birthday. Because her family believes no one should die from a tan, some family members share Jaime’s emotional story in the American Academy of Dermatology’s TV and… Read more »

Shedding Light on Acne and Rosacea

In the 1950s x-rays were used to destroy the oil glands that cause acne. Today lasers are being tried to target either oil glands or bacteria that both play a role in acne. This interest in using lasers has been prompted by a rise in antibiotic resistance, side effects of oral and topical treatments, and… Read more »

How to Apply Sunscreen By the American Academy of Dermatology

Sunscreen is safe and can protect your skin against skin cancer and premature aging. However, sunscreen is not as effective if applied incorrectly.  Follow these tips from dermatologists when applying sunscreen: Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher, is water resistant, and provides broad-spectrum coverage, which means it protects you from… Read more »

Spotting Local Skin Cancers

Did you know that local skin cancers are the most common form of human cancer? Each year in the U.S., more than five million skin cancers are diagnosed. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma skin cancers typically develop in chronically sun-exposed areas. In contrast to melanoma, these cancers are unlikely to spread to other… Read more »

Athletes and Skin Cancer

Athletes spend many hours in the mid-day sun, which is a major risk factor for all skin cancers, including the most serious, melanoma. Whether on the slopes, in the water, on the track, or on the field, outdoor athlete receive more ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure than the general public for many reasons, including: Intense practice… Read more »