Tag Archives: skin cancer

The importance of skin and how it ages

Skin is considered the largest organ on the human body and accounts for an average of 8 pounds and spans 22 square feet.  It’s composed of cells, nerves and glands that protect us from damage and infection. Skin regulates body … Continue reading

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Myths about sun exposure

We all know that sun exposure is the greatest risk factor associated in the development of skin cancer. There are also some very common misconceptions about sun exposure. We take a look at a few of these below. Myth: Achieving … Continue reading

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The difference between UVA and UVB rays

UVA Rays UVA rays are long wave solar rays. While they have less energy than UVB rays, they can penetrate the deepest layers of skin and cause damage such as wrinkles and age spots. The cumulative damage of UVA rays … Continue reading

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Self exams important in early detection of skin cancer

Noticing changes in your skin is important in the early detection of skin cancer. Most skin cancers are visible and can be diagnosed early before they spread to other parts of the body. It’s important to do a self-examination of … Continue reading

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Types of skin cancer

Chances are someone you know has had skin cancer at some point in his or her lifetime. In fact, skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than two million Americans each year, according to the … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun

As spring temperatures start their upward climb toward the hot days of summer, a lot of people are already dreaming about sun-filled days at the beach. Sun-kissed skin looks healthy, but behind the glow, UV rays are wreaking havoc on … Continue reading

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