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Don't Fry Day - May 25 - Focuses on Sun Safety & Preventing Skin Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday that the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day (May 25) as “Don’t Fry Day,” and FDA is participating in this national campaign . . . → Read More: Don’t Fry Day – May 25 – Focuses on Sun Safety & Preventing Skin Cancer

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Screening for Melanoma Found Most Effective in Patients 50 Years or Older

June, 2011 issue of the Archives of Dermatology, a Journal of the American Medical Association, concluded: “Screening and surveillance efforts should focus on patients 50 years or older and those with a personal history of skin cancer or a . . . → Read More: Screening for Melanoma Found Most Effective in Patients 50 Years or Older

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Preventing millions of cancers with simple life changes

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) estimates that about a third of all common cancers in the United States, China and Britain could be prevented each year if people ate healthier . . . → Read More: Preventing millions of cancers with simple life changes

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Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

American Cancer Society.  While skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer, with over 1,000,000 diagnosed cases in the U.S. each year, the good news is that it usually can be prevented by avoiding exposure to bad ultraviolet . . . → Read More: Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

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Facts About Sunscreens from the American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology explains some common myths and facts about sun exposure, sunscreen and vitamin D. The article includes information about sunscreens and debunks the myth that all sunscreens are equal, and other myths about sunscreens. Excessive exposure . . . → Read More: Facts About Sunscreens from the American Academy of Dermatology

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Can Melanoma be prevented?

American Cancer Society.  How to protect yourself and your loved ones from risks of skin cancer by limiting ultraviolet light exposure, both from the sun and from other sources, such as tanning beds and sun lamps.  Also mentions that . . . → Read More: Can Melanoma be prevented?

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Who is Most at Risk for Melanoma?

SkinCancerNet, website of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Describes the risk factors that pre-dispose one to melanoma, including primarily exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun or tanning beds, genetic factors (if a direct relative has had melanoma, or . . . → Read More: Who is Most at Risk for Melanoma?

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Atypical Moles: How to Recognize

SkinCancerNet, website of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Describes and explains, with pictures, how to recognize the type of atypical (or asymmetrical) moles that may indicate the presence of a skin cancer.  Any atypical moles should be examined by . . . → Read More: Atypical Moles: How to Recognize

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Body Mole Map

American Academy of Dermatology.  Skin cancer self-examination chart, showing the “ABCD’s of Melanoma.”  Self examination and early detection and treatment is key to prevention of the spread of skin cancer. >>View Info

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Choices for Good Health; Guidelines for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention

Pamphlet by the American Cancer Society.In order to help reduce risks of cancer, recommends (1) maintain a healthy weight throughout life, (2) exercise and adopt a physically active lifestyle, (3) eat a healthy diet, rich in plant sources, and . . . → Read More: Choices for Good Health; Guidelines for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention

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Skin Cancer Prevention and Education Initiative

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, National Institutes of Health.  Statistics about skin cancer, and programs for prevention. >> View Info

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