Though often taken for granted, our skin is a remarkable organ. It is the largest organ of our body and it protects us from injury and infection, helps maintain our body temperature, and helps us absorb and assimilate vitamin D through sunlight.
Taking care of our skin is one of the many ways we can remain healthy, but sustaining the health of our skin requires more than just moisturizer.
In order to maintain healthy skin – and ultimately, our overall health – regular attention to skin cancer screening and prevention is imperative. Not only do we need to protect our skin from the elements, but we also need to undergo regular skin checks with a qualified professional to ensure early detection and treatment of cancer.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, your skin may be directly affected by cancer treatment (such as burns from radiation) or your skin may act as an indicator of adverse reactions to treatment (such as a rash or sores).
The following articles provide tips for caring for your skin before, during, and after cancer.
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By Meg Monday Melanoma is a potentially fatal type of skin cancer that begins in the melanocytes, which are the cells that are responsible for [...]
Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX—OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of skin cancer programs for national skin cancer detection and prevention month. [...]
Proper skin care is the first step in successful acne and rosacea treatment. By Diane S. Berson, MD, FAAD Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Weill [...]
By Cindy Owen, MD, FAAD Board-Certified Dermatologist Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Louisville Dermatologists find that the skin offers a window to what is [...]
By Justin Piasecki, MD As summer arrives each year, I’m often asked about the balance between spending time outdoors enjoying all that summer has to [...]
When it comes to skin cancer, the best defense is a good offense. By Laurie Wertich Who doesn’t love summer? The days are long, the [...]
After almost 20 years, new treatments emerge. By Mia James Melanoma is considered the deadliest form of skin cancer. Survival rates for melanoma fall dramatically [...]
Look Good…Feel Better® (LGFB) is a free, nationwide cancer support program created in 1989 from the concept that if a woman with cancer can be [...]
Lindy Snider, the founder and CEO of Lindi Skin, a line of skin care products specifically formulated to soothe the side effects that occur during [...]
The skin is the largest organ in the body and, as such, is vulnerable to damage as a result of cancer treatments. Chemotherapy damages rapidly [...]
Q: How does sunlight affect the skin? A: Sunlight deposits energy onto and into our skin. This energy comes to our skin’s surface through both [...]
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., with more than one million new cases each year. Although many cases are curable, [...]
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