June 1, 2024

Melanoma: What You Need To Know Now

It’s not intuitive, but even though awareness about the dangers of sun has increased, so have melanoma rates. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and, according to American Cancer Society estimates for 2024: About 100,640 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 59,170 in men and 41,470 in women). About 8,290 people are expected to die of melanoma (about 5,430 men and 2,860 women). According to the CDC, about 6.1 million adults are treated for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas at a cost of about $8.9 billion. But there is a silver lining, according to dermatologist Sonoa Au, […]
July 4, 2023

8 Steps To Self-Check for Skin Cancer

Here’s the good news: melanoma and other skin cancers may show visible signs. Learn how to spot the risk signals by using this self-check guide. The rate of melanoma cases is on the rise. At least 90,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. Keep in mind that melanoma and other skin conditions may show some visible signs. If you’re tuned in, those visual clues can be helpful for a diagnosis. The Skin Cancer Foundation says you should do a head-to-toe exam of your skin every month. You’ll want to look for new or changing lesions that may be cancerous or pre-cancerous. […]