Skin cancer Introduction Skin cancer is usually a result of too much sun exposure. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Many types of skin cancer are both preventable and treatable. There are 5 different types of skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form, accounting for 90% of all skin cancers. It starts in the basal cells, at the bottom of the outer skin layer. This skin cancer is caused by long-term exposure to sunlight. It is the most easily treat
Let’s admit it, this election cycle has been quite the circus. In this landscape of frustration and potential-disillusionment, many have begun to wonder if their voice still matters. And your VOICE matters because your VOTE matters!
Your voice goes beyond the media conglomerates. It’s louder than the Electoral College. Your voice plays a vital role in your hometown and local community. You have the potential to impact and implement change that truly works for you when
Everyone loves the sunshine, but too much of a good thing now could create major health problems for you later on. Because of the risk of skin cancer, you need to adopt sun-safe behaviors year-round, and avoid intentional exposure to natural sunlight and its harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
UV light, even if it comes from an artificial source, is a carcinogen. More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, outnumbering all other cancers
Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States, at an estimated annual cost of $8.1 billion. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. Skin cancer cases continue to increase in the US. Fortunately, most skin cancers can be prevented. Visitors and staff of outdoor recreational areas are at risk of getting too much sun exposure for many reasons. For example: + Visitors and staff often spend long hours outdoors in the s
Sunscreen shouldn't be packed away just because it's winter. Your skin can be exposed to harmful rays all year long. So before you hit the slopes, build a snowman, or head off to a tropical beach, take time to protect yourself, say skin cancer experts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. According to the American Cancer Society, snow, ice and water can all reflect the ultraviolet radiation that causes sunburn. Sunburn in turn increases the risk of developing skin cancer. Some exp
Most sports involve some sort of protective gear to guard against injury. However, an often-overlooked part of the body that withstands daily damage if not properly protected is the body’s largest organ – the skin. Data shows that more than 90 percent of NCAA student-athletes participating in outdoor sports do not use sunscreen. Practice and competition schedules commonly take place in the midday sun, a major risk factor for all skin cancers. Outdoor student-athletes are at a
Imagine having a child stricken with xeroderma pigmentosum, a genetic disease causing extreme susceptibility to sun-induced skin cancer. Now imagine being told by the child’s school that wearing a sun-protective hat on school grounds is forbidden, even with a doctor’s note. Sadly, this has happened. The reaction in California was to pass legislation giving all children the right to protect themselves with a hat, long clothing, and sunscreen while outdoors at school.1 You mig
Capital Innovators, a five-year-old St. Louis accelerator for technology and consumer products, announced its fall class of six startups Monday. Two of the companies are based in St. Louis; the others will send their founders here for a 12-week mentoring program. Capital Innovators invests $50,000 in each company. #StLouisPostDispatch #DavidNicklaus #RossDonaldson #Sunstation #SUNSTATIONUSA #capitalinnovators #2016 #investments #stlouis #sunscreendispenser #sunscreen #publich