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Category: Skin Cancer


Signs & Symptoms of Melanoma

Warning signs and symptoms of melanoma Why do we care? Because Melanoma is the deadliest of skin cancers. Who is at risk? Everyone is at risk. But your risk increases if you have a close family member with melanoma. 10% of people diagnosed with melanoma have a family history of this disease. If melanoma affects…. read more


The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Response to the Release of the Final FDA Monograph

The Skin Cancer Foundation applauds the FDA for issuing its Final Sunscreen Monograph. According to the FDA, sunscreen ingredients are safe, and the benefit of regular sunscreen use far outweigh any potential risks. Sun protection is an important public health issue, and sunscreen is an integral part of a comprehensive sun protection regimen that also…. read more


May – Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen. Sunscreen alone is not enough, however. Read our full list of skin cancer prevention tips. •Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4…. read more


FDA Approves life-extending drug for metastatic melanoma

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. When discovered early, it can usually be cured with surgery alone, but once it spreads (metastasizes) throughout the body, treatment options are limited. After decades of frustration for researchers, however, this promising new therapy is providing hope. Yervoy (Ipilimumab) is a monoclonal antibody, an immune protein that…. read more


Like Mother, Like Daughter: Indoor Tanning with Mom Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Indoor Tanning with Mom Sets a Dangerous Precedent


Does your sunscreen have a stamp of approval?

When the Skin Cancer Foundation was created in 1979, not all that much was known about how sunscreen worked. Sun protection factor (SPF) had been around for a few years, but the highest number available was 12. For most people, the Coppertone girl was the only recognizable symbol of sun protection. Now the foundation is…. read more


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