Skin Cancer

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The Leading Causes of Skin Cancer in Young People

Skin cancers can have some of the highest rates of 5-year survival for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. However, if treatment isn’t sought in an adequate amount of time and the cancer spreads, survival rates decrease considerably. One way to protect yourself is through skin cancer screenings, which can help identify cancers early. But when should you go get one? …

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How Often Should I Get A Skin Cancer Screening?

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. In some cases, it can also be very aggressive. Having skin cancer screenings performed regularly by a dermatologist and doing self-examinations could exponentially reduce the odds of skin cancer spreading throughout your body undetected.  Most people should get a full-body skin cancer screening …

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Tanning Beds, Are They Safe?

The United States Department of Health & Human Services has declared ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and artificial sources, such as tanning beds and sun lamps, as a known carcinogen or cancer-causing substance. Indoor tanning lamps emit UVA and UVB radiation at levels that are far higher than the sun. New high pressure sunlamps …

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