10 Must Read Articles on Skin Cancer From 2016
Check out our top 10 articles on skin cancer from 2016. Whether you are living with skin cancer or want to take preventive steps, there is something here for you.
Disclosing certain cancers, such as skin cancer or lung cancer, can sometimes elicit a response that implies the cancer is your fault, that your behavior caused it. Taking care of yourself and practicing sun safety is important, but having skin cancer is not your fault.
Teens often believe that having a tan makes you more attractive than pale skin. Because of this, it can be hard to get teens to pay attention to smart sun safety. We provide suggestions for talking with your teens to help drive the message home.
You can use technology to make your sun protection measures even safer. There are bracelets that alert you when it is time to reapply sunscreen. A number of apps also help you plan your day outdoors by giving you specific information about the UV index based on your location.
There are specific guidelines for what makes an “effective” sunscreen. But one study found that almost 40 percent of “top rated” sunscreens on Amazon did not meet those guidelines. Be sure you know what to look for when purchasing a sunscreen.
Melanoma, usually thought of as a disease that strikes the elderly, is on the rise in young people. Overexposure to the sun and the increase in indoor tanning might be to blame. No matter what your age, you should know your risks and what you can do to protect yourself.
There are two types of UV rays that reach the earth’s atmosphere and cause damage to the skin: UVA and UVB. Understanding the difference and how sunscreens work can help you better protect yourself.
One concern of wearing sunscreen at all times is that it prevents you from producing vitamin D, an essential vitamin for ongoing health. A new sunscreen blocks the sun yet still lets in the sun’s rays that produce vitamin D. You can have it all!
Researchers have found that a compound derived from the seeds of the achiote fruit, common in Latin American cooking, might help to prevent skin damage.
Immunotherapy uses your own genetically modified immune cells to fight cancer. New research shows that healthy immune cells from donors might be able to strengthen your immune system and attack cancer cells.
Skin cancer often shows up in places on your body that are frequently exposed to the sun. But that doesn’t always happen. You need to be on the lookout for new spots and lesions on every inch of your skin, including inside your mouth.