More Progress, More Hope, More Time

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Read More Melanoma took many things from Todd and Linda Nagel, but it never took away their hope. Throughout Todd’s five-year battle, they remained positive and embraced every moment together even more preciously. Today, Linda celebrates the life of her beloved late husband by hosting an annual golf event that funds The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Research Grants Program and brings hope …

How Dangerous is Melanoma? It’s All a Matter of Timing

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Skin cancer holds the unfortunate distinction of being the world’s most common cancer. Though its prevalence around the globe is disturbing, there is some good news: When caught early, skin cancers are almost always curable. You might already know that catching a cancer early means a more favorable prognosis. But it can be difficult to comprehend just how …

More than 500 Free Screenings in the Books!

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Read More Destination Healthy Skin September Update Our Destination Healthy Skin program has passed its halfway point, with more than 500 free skin cancer screenings in the books! This program is literally designed to save lives. From August 1 to October 2, our volunteer dermatologists identified more than 103 potential skin cancers and precancers, including 7 suspected melanomas. The dermatologists also found 62 atypical moles, …

Back-to-School Sun Safety

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Read More Whether you rejoice or feel sad when your kids head back to school, you hope your good influence sticks with them! That’s why it’s so important to teach children and teens about protecting their skin and eyes from the dangerous effects of the sun — all year long. Exposure can add up during a typical school day. Children …

Mohs Surgery: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

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Read More Mohs surgery gives you the highest cure rate and lowest recurrence rate of any skin cancer treatment. The procedure is considered the most effective for treating many basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), the two most common types of skin cancer. Some surgeons are also successfully using Mohs surgery on certain cases of melanoma. The surgery is done in stages, …

How Immunotherapy Is Like an Old Western Movie

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Read More Immunotherapies —medications that lasso your immune system to work for you —have revolutionized treatment for many types of cancer, including certain advanced cases of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. Here, in illustrated form, we explain how they work, using some familiar characters to show how they stop the bad guys! *This comic was first featured in the 2021 …

6 Cities in the Books; 15 to Go!

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Read More Destination Healthy Skin August Update It’s been a busy August for Destination Healthy Skin! We’ve traveled halfway around the country, providing free skin cancer screenings and education to hundreds of people in half a dozen cities. And we’re not nearly done yet! We’ll be traveling to 15 more from September to November. Check our schedule to see if we’ll be visiting …

Ask the Expert: What Do You Say to a Client?

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Read More Q: As a massage therapist, I see a lot of skin, and sometimes I’ll notice spots or sores on my regular clients that look different or don’t seem to be healing. I’m not an expert, but I feel like I should say something. What do you suggest? You’re right that massage therapists are well situated by virtue of …

And We’re Off!

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Read More Destination Healthy Skin Begins its Journey to 21 Cities in 2021 Our lifesaving journey has begun! The Destination Healthy Skin RV is on the road, traveling to 21 cities around the country, where local dermatologists are providing free, full body skin cancer screenings. We expect to screen 1,500 participants from August to November, and thousands more people will …

Is Basal Cell Carcinoma Serious? Let’s Ask Hugh Jackman.

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Read More Hugh Jackman is no stranger to skin cancer. In August, 2021 the Australian actor posted an Instagram video after having a second skin biopsy in two years. He urged fans to get their skin checked. “A couple of notes… please get skin checks often, please don’t think it won’t happen to you and, above all, please wear sunscreen.” Jackman is …