Skin Cancer Risk Factors, Symptoms, Early Detection, Prevention and Treatment Options

Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis, and it’s the most preventable cancer. Most skin cancer is caused by damage from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation (UV rays)…

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Skin Cancer Prevention Guidelines

Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen. Sunscreen alone is not enough, however. Read our full list of skin cancer prevention tips…

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Preventing Skin Cancer From the Inside Out

Eating antioxidant-rich foods can bolster skin protection and reduce sunburn redness by 40%, whereas alcohol can dramatically drop the level of antioxidants in the skin within 8 minutes of consumption…

 

10 Skin Cancer Myths Debunked

One in five Americans will develop some type of skin cancer over the course of their lifetimes. With early detection and treatment, however, most skin cancers are completely curable.

Research has shown that most skin cancers are detected by patients rather than doctors. Learning how to examine your own skin and allowing your physician to periodically help can promote skin health and also can dramatically reduce your risks of having significant problems with skin cancer…

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Childhood Sun Exposure Increases Skin Cancer Risk Later in Life

Exposure to sunlight is the major contributing factor to developing skin cancer later in life. In particular, blistering sunburns in childhood and adolescence significantly increase the risk of developing malignant melanoma later in life…

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Skin Cancer and Early Detection

Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most of this exposure comes from the sun, but some may come from man-made sources, such as indoor tanning beds and sun lamps. The good news is that you can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from UV rays, as well as to catch skin cancer early so that it can be treated effectively…

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Can Olive Leaf Extract Help Fight Skin Cancer?

Olive Olea europaea L. leaves have been used traditionally in folk medicine and herbal teas in Europe and the Mediterranean, areas known to have a climate of high temperatures, and intense ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. Constant exposure to sunlight can damage skin by increasing thickness, reducing elasticity, promoting pigmentation, and inducing skin cancers.

Evidence suggests that olive leaf extract (oleuropein) applied to ultraviolet-B induced skin exposure can reduce the chances of developing skin cancer…

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