Melanoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the skin cells called melanocytes (cells that color the skin). Melanocytes are found throughout the lower part of the epidermis. They make melanin, the pigment that gives skin its natural color. When skin is exposed to the sun, melanocytes make more pigment, causing the skin to tan, or darken.
The skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection. The skin has two main
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
Are you looking for that perfect Christmas gift? You want something unique, creative, socially responsible, right? And it doesn't hurt to become the envy of the entire neighborhood...we've got you covered! That's why SUNSTATION USA is the perfect Christmas gift. If you have a swimming pool, own a lake or beach house, run an Airbnb, or just spend a lot of time out in the yard, SUNSTATION USA is the ideal Christmas gift! Our sunscreen dispensers offers a unique tool to prevent
As temperatures drop, the sun sets earlier, and Fall turns into Winter, it's natural to move into hibernation-mode. We begin to spend more time inside, layer our clothing, and pack on the holiday weight. We also assume everything else hibernates. But one thing remains constant - the sun. The sun doesn't hibernate. And yet we stop applying sunscreen before we go outside as if it does. We're lulled into a wintry slumber, and inadvertently put our health at risk. Skin cancer is
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
Sun exposure in childhood is an important risk factor for the future development of skin cancer. The risk of developing melanoma is strongly related to a history of sunburns (an indicator of intense UV radiation exposure) during childhood and adolescence.1 However, skin cancer risk can be greatly reduced if children and adolescents are protected from UV radiation, suggesting the importance of protecting young people from the sun beginning at an early age.1 Given the amount of