Reducing indoor tanning could reduce the number of people developing melanoma, the number of people dying from melanoma, and the costs of treating this deadly disease, a new study says.
Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Most of the time, it starts in a certain type of skin cell that produces melanin. However, melanoma also can form in your eyes and, rarely, in internal organs such as your intestines.
Let’s be clear right from the start. No matter what color your skin is, if you’re exposed to the sun, there’s a possibility that you can get skin cancer. “Darker skin tends to have more of a pigment called melanin to protect from the sun’s harmful rays,” says dermatologist Angela Kyei, MD. “That doesn’t mean … Read More
Many people prepare for the summer sun by hitting a tanning bed, so they can hit the beach with a little color. But Jennifer Lucas, MD, a dermatologist in the Cleveland Clinic Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute, says there’s more than one reason to avoid tanning beds altogether. She says tanning beds may: Increase your … Read More
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It is Prom season. Last night my family made the trek to our community’s gathering place where all the senior prom couples from our school congregate with family and friends for pictures before slipping into sleek limos to head to the Prom. Seeing all the young, happy students in matching gowns and tuxedos, dapper attire, and beautiful … Read More