• DermTV – Skin Cancer Statistics [DermTV.com Epi #203]
    Articles,  Blog

    DermTV – Skin Cancer Statistics [DermTV.com Epi #203]

    [music] Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] and welcome to DermTV. As we approach the end of May, National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, there’s one more very important point I’d like to make about skin cancer. Melanoma is the only preventable cancer for which the mortality rate continues to increase. In the 30-year period, from 1975 to 2005 the death rate for melanoma has increased a dramatic forty-percent. It’s gone from 225 deaths per million Americans to 310 deaths per million Americans. What does that translate to you? Well in the year 2010 with 300 million Americans that means this year 9,000 Americans will die from melanoma or one approximately…

  • ☀️How to Find the Best Sunscreen to Fit Your Skin Type: For Dry, Combo, Sensitive & Oily Skin Types
    Articles,  Blog

    ☀️How to Find the Best Sunscreen to Fit Your Skin Type: For Dry, Combo, Sensitive & Oily Skin Types

    Hey guys, it’s Felicia and Rowena. So it’s finally that time when the sun doesn’t set at 4:30, and it’s just eternal darkness like, “Hello darkness, my old friend,” So today we’re partnering with La Roche-Posay for this video to talk about what we all need to know more about: our skin and the sun. Because we recently went to their event and got to try a lot of their sunscreens and did a test on our face that basically showed us how much UV damage that we currently have and honestly, it was really nerve-racking and it made me so anxious to see. Even though sunscreen is something we’re…

  • Healthbreak – Skin Cancer Prevention, Thomas Dooley, MD
    Articles,  Blog

    Healthbreak – Skin Cancer Prevention, Thomas Dooley, MD

    [Announcer] HealthBreak is brought to you by Tower Health: advancing health, transforming lives. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year in the US than all other cancers combined. Dr. Thomas Dooley says the best way to prevent skin cancer is by limiting your exposure to the sun. When you’re out, wear protective clothing. Wear hats, long-sleeve shirts are helpful, and use sunblock or sunscreen. One thing that people forget to do with sunscreen is to reapply it. It’s not usually something that lasts all day long. [Beverly] When choosing a sunscreen, look for an SPF factor of 30. It’s important to use your sunscreen during the winter also.…

  • DermTV – Even Small Moles Can Become Skin Cancer [DermTV.com Epi #301]
    Articles,  Blog

    DermTV – Even Small Moles Can Become Skin Cancer [DermTV.com Epi #301]

    [music] Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] and welcome to DermTV. I hope you’re all doing a skin self exam every month… and also having a complete skin screening exam for pre-cancers and skin cancers… by a dermatologist every year. People ask whether very small moles can turn into melanoma, but more importantly, if they can already be melanoma. The simple answer to both unfortunately is yes but the good news is that tiny melanomas are almost always 100% curable. To help you while you’re checking your moles, use the ABCDE rule to give you objective criteria to help you figure out if a mole’s suspicious, and if you then…

  • DermTV – Skin Cancer’s Most Important Myths [DermTV.com Epi # 59]
    Articles,  Blog

    DermTV – Skin Cancer’s Most Important Myths [DermTV.com Epi # 59]

    [music] Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] and welcome to DermTV. Today I would like to tell you about five important myths about skin cancer. The first one is, “I can not get a skin cancer under my bathing suit.” The reality is that the sun shines on one spot and does damage, and then that damage is transmitted through a very complex process all the way into the body, through the blood, and then comes back to the skin in different places that have never seen the sun. So the reality is you can get a skin cancer anywhere if you have had damaging ultraviolet radiation any place on…

  • What Does Skin Cancer Feel Like [DermTV.com Epi #499]
    Articles,  Blog

    What Does Skin Cancer Feel Like [DermTV.com Epi #499]

    What’s the difference between the way normal moles and growths feel, and the way precancerous or even cancerous ones feel? Hello, I’m Dr. Neal Schultz [pause] And welcome to DermTV. Recently, a viewer wrote in, “I have a mole that’s uniform in color and shape but it itches. Can a non cancerous mole itch? Or does that mean it’s surely cancerous?” Well. What do you think? Does the way a mole or growth feels really help you determine if it’s normal or abnormal? The answer is usually not. The way your moles or growths feel offers very little reliable info about whether it’s normal or not because both normal moles…

  • How UV Rays Damage Skin
    Articles,  Blog

    How UV Rays Damage Skin

    People diagnosed with skin cancer often ask – why did I get skin cancer, and what can I do to prevent my children from getting skin cancer? Those are excellent questions. For you to know how to prevent skin ageing and skin cancer, you need to know about the dark side of the sun. Today I want to share with you a deep dive into how the sun can accelerate skin ageing and also increase the risk of skin cancer. When sunlight reaches the earth’s surface, it is made up of three main types of radiation. Infrared radiation is what gives sunlight its warmth. Visible light helps us see. And…

  • How Sunscreen Prevents Wrinkles (and Cancer)
    Articles,  Blog

    How Sunscreen Prevents Wrinkles (and Cancer)

    It’s okay to care more about wrinkles than cancer. One in five of us is going to get skin cancer at some point in our life, and worrying about wrinkles is just the product of advertising-driven, corporate-commodification of youth, but you care about what you care about. Skin is made up of proteins called collagen and elastin. They are in this dense matrix of proteins that makes skin elastic, and over time with age, they start to thin out and separate and skin starts to wrinkle and sag We lose collagen at a rate of about 1% every year. That process is sped up by radiation. The main source of…

  • Wes Bonny’s Story
    Articles,  Blog

    Wes Bonny’s Story

    Wes was no different to any other Australian young man. He played his cricket, his water skiing. Plus he’s down the beach – loved beaches. Like anyone, there’s times when you forget to wear sunscreen but he’d never go to the beach intending to get a tan. I saw getting a bit of sun, in inverted commas, as a good thing. You know, I thought that was healthy. When Wes was 23 he found a mole on his neck, which turned out to be melanoma. That was cut out, but the melanoma had spread to his blood stream. I just thought, ‘Get it cut out and you’ll be fine.’ You…

  • Protecting your Skin from the Sun
    Articles,  Blog

    Protecting your Skin from the Sun

    If you work outside or just enjoy being outside we have a graphic with important ways to protect your skin let’s look at that graphic real quick and Dr. Brewster let’s walk through it and use sunscreen obviously sit in shade wear protective clothing all of these are important one a couple? All of them are absolutely important as a whole so definitely using the sunscreen as Nina was talking about I was talking about ours we were all talking about early as important and then the shade because as you know sometimes we can actually get sunburned in the shade so even though you’re in the shade you have…