• How to protect your skin from the sun
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    How to protect your skin from the sun

    Lindsey Beamish used to be a sun worshipper. I was a beach bum, I loved the water, we had a cottage we were out there all the time. I went to tanning beds. But at just 24 she noticed a change. As I was putting lotion on my legs I noticed a very tiny mole on my thigh had a little bit of redness to it. I knew it hadn’t been there before. Lindsey came to Sunnybrook to see dermatologist Dr. Kucy Pon who removed it, and thankfully so, as it was skin cancer. Dr. Pon says it’s important that we all take precautions, especially knowing skin cancer doesn’t discriminate.…

  • Skin Cancer PSA – Tanning Bros
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    Skin Cancer PSA – Tanning Bros

    Bro, what are you doing? Don’t you know that tanning beds increase the chances of skin cancer? What are you saying bro? I’m saying that tanning beds can increase you chance of squamous cell skin cancer, and eye cancer, and even cataracts? No bro! They’re so dangerous that 26 states have restrictions on them and two countries have banned them entirely. Thanks bro! I’m never tanning again. BRO FIVE!

  • Let’s Talk About Skin Cancer
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    Let’s Talk About Skin Cancer

    Lets Talk About Skin Cancer What is cancer? Cancer is a term used for diseases where some cells reproduce and grow abnormally and have the ability to spread to other parts of the body. When cancer spreads it is called metastasis. Cancer cells can spread to nearby body parts parts or through the blood and lymph systems to more distant parts. Cancers are named for the part of the body or the cell where they started; even when they spread to other parts of the body. What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is when some skin cells become cancerous. Skin cancer can affect anyone and can occur anywhere on the…

  • Skin Cancer PSA – Skin That’s Fair, Bare, Burned, and Turned
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    Skin Cancer PSA – Skin That’s Fair, Bare, Burned, and Turned

    Meet Ann. Hello! She has cancer in the largest organ of her body. My heart? No Ann your skin. Oh… Her fair skin cycles light hair, light eyes and history of sunburns led to her increased risk of getting skin cancer. But that’s – Why you should have taken the necessary precautions to avoid it. Wearing a hat outside for instance. Like this? Don’t be like Anne. Protect your skin and act today to avoid being one of the 3.5 million people diagnosed with skin cancer every year.

  • Other Types of Skin Cancer – Daily Do’s of Dermatology
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    Other Types of Skin Cancer – Daily Do’s of Dermatology

    So here’s another “Daily Do” from your friendly local dermatologist. So you’ve probably heard me talk a lot about the big three skin cancers and dermatologists, basal cell and squamous cell, and that makes up the umbrella of the non-melanoma skin cancers, and then the melanoma skin cancers. So those are the big three, but what other types of cancers exist? And the answer is this many. Now fortunately there’s not too many of this many out there. But you can get a cancer of almost anything. So any area of your body, any tissue, any cell can turn cancerous. You can get things called angiosarcoma that are made out…

  • Skin Cancer – Yale Medicine Explains
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    Skin Cancer – Yale Medicine Explains

    – Nonmelanoma skin cancer represents the most common form of skin cancers. There are two main types. Basal cell cancer, the most common, and squamous cell cancer. Both of these are caused by ultraviolet light from the sun. While anybody can develop nonmelanoma skin cancer, people with light colored eyes, fair hair, fair skin, a family history of skin cancer are all at increased risk. In addition, people that have had blistering sunburns in childhood or work outdoors have an increased risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancer. Basal cell cancer most often becomes apparent to an individual because it’s a non healing wound. A wound that bleeds, heals up and…

  • Dr. Inderjit Gill Discusses Skin Cancer Prevention
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    Dr. Inderjit Gill Discusses Skin Cancer Prevention

    – One of my passions in dermatology has been skin cancer education and prevention. I believe in empowering the patient to be able to go home and perform a self skin exam. Teaching patients the signs and symptoms of skin cancer, looking for new or changing moles, or sores that don’t heal, reminding patients to look at both exposed areas and non-exposed areas, as skin cancer can occur with sun exposure but without sun exposure, as well. And inviting the patient to come into the office if there is a suspicious lesion so that we can take a further look.

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    Skin Cancer PSA – Want to Know What Causes Skin Cancer?

    Want to know what causes skin cancer? Tanning Beds: Classified as group 1 carcinogen by World Health Organization. Increase your changes of developing skin cancer. 1 in 5 people get skin cancer, mainly from sun exposure. Georgia has top 1/4 higher rates of melanoma in the U.S. Because of higher ultra violet (UV) rays by sun exposure. So, apply sunscreen that is 30+ SPF. Apply 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Apply often if sweating or swimming. Also, avoid the use of tobacco to prevent lip and skin cancer.