Ask the Expert: Why have your “ABCDEs” for the warning signs of melanoma changed?

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Rethinking the Alphabet: Some experts believe “dark” may be an even more important warning sign of melanoma than “diameter” and deserves more awareness. Q: One of my favorite tools on The Skin Cancer Foundation website is the “ABCDEs of melanoma.” Recently I noticed that under “D” you now include, in addition to “diameter,” a second warning sign for …

The Irresistible Calm of Nature

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More We all know that nature nurtures us. Scientific studies confirm there are benefits when you step onto a forest trail, hear a breeze rustle the leaves, touch the roughness of bark and smell the scent of pine needles and wildflowers. So what’s stopping you? Just don’t forget the sun protection! If a friend asked what helped you most …

Looking for Clues: Lesser-Known Signs of Skin Cancer

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More  By Jen Singer Skin cancers don’t all look alike. You can study the warning signs for the three most common types, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, on The Skin Cancer Foundation website. But occasionally a skin cancer develops that may seem like it’s something else that’s not a big deal. Early detection of skin cancer …

4 Skin Conditions That Can Affect Skin Cancer Detection and Treatment

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Millions of Americans are affected by skin cancer, but millions more are battling skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and melasma. Although bothersome, these conditions are usually harmless and manageable through ongoing treatment. Do these skin problems make it harder to spot a potential skin cancer? Can a dermatologist treat a patient’s condition and skin cancer simultaneously? We …

Dr. Ibrahim’s Gene Expression Research for Skin Cancer in Practical Dermatology

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

In this recent article, Practical Dermatology highlights Dr. Ibrahim’s research on gene expression profiling of the second most common skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). “We worry about squamous cell carcinoma because occasionally it can misbehave and travel to other areas of the body like the lymph nodes in the neck, and then it can become life-threatening,” Dr. Ibrahim says. …

How to Talk to Your Teen About Tanning

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75 percent. It’s tremendously important to warn teens about the dangers of tanning but getting through to them can be challenging. Amy Wechsler, MD, a dermatologist and psychiatrist practicing in New York City (and a parent to two young adults), talked to …