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January Newsletter
Vol. 1 | January 2023

Happy 2023! A new year is a great time to prioritize ways you can improve your health and life. Hopefully, keeping your skin safe and healthy is one of your 2023 goals.  

Check yourself: First, open your calendar and schedule 10 minutes each month to perform a skin self-exam. It’s simple and could save your life. If you see something new, changing or unusual, be sure to get it checked right away! When identified and treated early, skin cancers are usually highly curable.  

Check our self-exam tips, learn aboutβ€―theβ€―warning signs of skin cancer and take a look at our website to find out what to look for. 

See a professional: Next, contact your dermatologist and schedule your annual skin exam. It might take a while to get an appointment, so now is the time to act. If you don’t have a dermatologist, use our tool to locate one of our member dermatologists near you. 

Early detection made headlines this month as First Lady Jill Biden had Mohs surgery performed on a lesion above her right eye detected during a routine skin cancer screening. Finding and treating skin cancers in the early stages provides the best possible chance for a cure. 

Protect your skin: Make skin cancer prevention a part of your daily routine, year-round.  

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New on the Blog

A Sun Smart Resolution: Three Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk in 2023 

Have you decided on a New Year’s Resolution yet? It’s not too late! Resolving to take better care of your skin is a great place to start improving your health: after all, it is the body’s largest organ. 

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do if I Get a Blistering Sunburn? 

Tropical vacations can sometimes lead to severe sunburns. While most mild burns can be managed with oral hydration, over-the-counter pain medications and moisturizers, there are other things to keep in mind if you’re recovering from a blistering sunburn.

A Skin Cancer Spotted at the Salon 

When Ronnie walked into the salon in June 2022, she never imagined that her life was about to take a frightening turn. As her hairdresser parted Ronnie’s hair for a cut, she saw something new on Ronnie’s scalp that turned out to be a melanoma.

Even Snow Days Are Sun Days 

With a chill in the air and snow on the ground, it may seem that the risk of sun damage is rather low. That simply isn’t the case. In fact, snow can multiply your UV exposure because it reflects the sun’s rays. 

Looking Forward with Hope 

Throughout 2022, our community of skin cancer warriors, healthy skin champions, donors and partners came together in innovative ways to help us continue our lifesaving work. 

Thank you for all you helped us do in 2022! We appreciateyour continued support ofThe Skin Cancer Foundation.

Community Corner 

Our Facebook page provides you with an engaged community where you can interact with people around the world whose lives have been touched by skin cancer, participate in polls and provide feedback on topics ranging from sun protection to survivorship. Here’s a glimpse of one of our recent conversations.  

What is your healthy skin resolution for 2023? 

β€œRemember my hat and no more biopsies!” - Jocelyn S. 

β€œSunscreen everyday, no matter what.” - Mary N.P. 

β€œAdd hands, ears and chest SPF to routine.” - Joanna H.F. 

β€œPutting on face moisturizer with at least 30 SPF everyday.” - Jose M. 

β€œTo get back to regular dermatology appointments!” - Heather H.  

β€œWear a hat and sunscreen.” - Terry C.  

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