Cancer

Melanoma & Skin Cancer

Friday, April 22, 2016
How can I prevent melanoma and other types of skin cancer? The most preventable risk factor for skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, found in natural sunlight as well as indoor tanning devices. UV light is a known carcinogen and can penetrate window glass and even clouds, which ..

Skin Cancer: What You Should Know

Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Q: What causes skin cancer? A: Several factors influence who gets skin cancer, but we now know that ultraviolet light exposure is a major risk factor for skin cancer. Ultraviolet light can be found in both natural sunlight and in tanning beds. There are two factors to consider--the tot ..

Skin Cancer and the Harmful Effects of Sun Exposure

Monday, June 01, 2009
As we head to the beaches this summer, awareness about skin cancer and the harmful effects of sun exposure is of vital importance. The most common form of cancer in the United States is cancer of the skin. One million skin cancers are diagnosed every year in this country and the average American ..