Skin Cancer Awareness
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Friday, May 10th, 2013
It's skin cancer awareness month and KOMO's Art Sanders talks to leading dermatologist Dr. Laurie Jacobson about the danger even here in Seattle
Sunday, July 15th, 2012
Monday, July 9th, 2012
A Skin Cancer Survivor Shares Her Story of Prevention and Protection (VIDEO)
Posted Friday, June 29, 2012 by NewBeauty Editors
We hear about skin cancer and the importance of wearing sunscreen daily, and with good reason. One in five Americans will develop melanoma in their lifetime, and one person dies from it every hour. So while we are aware of the dangers, we might not actually be taking the precautions we should to prevent this deadly disease. Watch this video to hear one melanoma survivor's story and see how you can prevent and protect yourself with the right SPF and antioxidants, all with tips from New York dermatologist Jordana Gilman, MD.
To learn more about protecting your skin, visit http://www.skinceuticals.com/prevent.
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
If you're like us, you had a blast frolicking in the spring sun this weekend -- but you didn't love coming home with your first ever-so-mild sunburn of the year. Oops!
Perhaps it's no coincidence then that the first Monday in May is known as Melanoma Monday (and the month of May is Melanoma Awareness Month).
Melanoma Awareness Month is an an effort by the American Academy of Dermatology to raise awareness about the deadliest form of skin cancer -- and remind us that early detection is crucial.
Read on for a few more melanoma prevention tips:
Detect and reflect: Grab this cute, awareness-raising bracelet for only $5, and make sure to wear it frequently -- the light pink band turns to dark pink/purple when exposed to harmful UV rays. Safe and stylish!
Screen regularly: Visit your derm for a full-body screening at least once a year and follow her advice carefully, whether she suggests you have photos taken of suspicious moles or asks you to come back in just a few months. Better safe than sorry!
Slather it on: Use sunscreen every day, cloudy or bright, with at least SPF 30. If you'll be in direct sunlight, apply and reapply a broad-spectrum SPF that blocks both UVA and UVB rays, every 3-4 hours (even more frequently if you're in the water!).
Check yourself: Scan your own moles and freckles every 1-2 months. "If a mole has been changing in size, shape or color, it needs to be checked right away," says dermatologist and melanoma survivor Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi. "Skin cancer detection is best done as a team between you and your dermatologist."
For a whole month's worth of great tips and information, check out melanomamonday.org.
The physicians at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center have years of experience in diagnosing and treating skin cancer; if you've yet to come in for your first skin check or you're seasoned at looking for spots and find something suspicious. Call us today and schedule an appointment, you will be seen within 48 hours, its best to be proactive, you can prevent a life-altering event.