Hispanic Doesn’t Mean Immune to Skin Cancer

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim The Skin Cancer Foundation

You may not think that people who identify as Hispanic or Latino/Latina are at risk for sunburns or skin cancer. They are at risk, though, and some are at high risk. By Maritza I. Perez, MD While it’s true that people with very light skin have the highest risk for skin cancer, people of color can develop skin cancer, too. …

Is Your Medication Making Your Eyes Sensitive to the Sun?

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim The Skin Cancer Foundation

Your eyes are your windows to the world. That’s why, no matter your age or the time of year, it’s vital to protect them from the sun’s rays, especially if you are taking medicine that makes your eyes more vulnerable to sun damage. When you start taking a new medication, you want to talk with your doctor or pharmacist to …

Rossen Rescues Rossen

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim The Skin Cancer Foundation

Sometimes the hero of the story is the one who keeps an eye on your skin and pushes you to see a dermatologist. By Jeff Rossen I was diagnosed with melanoma, and like too many people do, I ignored it longer than I should have. It was 2012 when my wife, Danielle, noticed a tiny brown mark near my belly …

Cycling and Sun Protection

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim The Skin Cancer Foundation

Fall weather is perfect for bicycling, whether it’s a long-distance challenge or a leisurely family ride in the country. The sun is out, the air is crisp, the humidity tends to be lower — and the need for sun protection is as important as ever. Cycling enthusiast Paul Melia (pictured above), knows a thing or two about sun protection. While …

After a Melanoma Diagnosis, Actress Michelle Monaghan Got Serious About Skin Health

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim The Skin Cancer Foundation

Since she had a melanoma removed 12 years ago, Michelle Monaghan has been an advocate for skin cancer education, sun protection and speaking up to loved ones. Michelle Monaghan has plenty of experience with the elements, having grown up in Winthrop, Iowa, completing “all of the chores farm kids do.” The actress, who is best known for her starring roles …

Layering Is the Key!

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim The Skin Cancer Foundation

When the air turns cool, you may not feel the heat of the sun’s rays. But they still have the power to damage your skin, so follow our autumn guidelines to protect yourself! Fall weather is here, and in many part of the country, that means lower temperatures and less humidity. Experts agree that one of the best things you …

A Hole in My Head

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim The Skin Cancer Foundation

The little spot on my forehead didn’t look like much, but it didn’t feel right to me. Turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma, a more dangerous type of skin cancer than I’d had before. My favorite childhood memories are of summer days at a crystal-clear lake in northern Minnesota. My best friend Barbie and I would play in and …

Look Who’s Talking About Early Detection!

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim The Skin Cancer Foundation

Celebrities and influencers join the skin cancer conversation Three simple words – NEW, CHANGING, UNUSUAL – are the heart of The Big See, a skin cancer education initiative that’s exciting and provides clear, easy guidance on the three things to look for on your skin and what to do next. While skin cancer is the world’s most common cancer, it’s …

Skin Cancer Research Sparks Results: Spotlight on Our 2020 Grants

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim The Skin Cancer Foundation

Our three 2020 grants recipients are working on research projects that have the potential to lead to lifesaving breakthroughs. For almost 40 years, The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded research grants to encourage innovation in prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer. Some of those grants kick-started careers for physicians and scientists who became “rock stars” in their fields. …

Nine Tips for Taking Your Medication Safely: What Skin Cancer Patients Need to Know

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim The Skin Cancer Foundation

Whether you have a new, unfamiliar prescription or you’re unsure how to juggle taking several medications, here are some recommendations to be sure you’re making the safest choices. While some skin cancers can be cured with a single surgery when caught early, many others are treated with drugs taken orally, infused intravenously or applied topically. A skin cancer diagnosis can …