June 2022 Newsletter

It’s a fact: sunscreen protects you from UV rays, prevents skin aging caused by the sun and safeguards you against potentially deadly skin cancers.

But with all the products on the market, what’s the best sunscreen for you? The answer is simple: the one that you will use regularly. A sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more protects you from incidental sun exposure that occurs every day, and, if you are active outdoors, you’ll need an SPF or 30 or more. Your sunscreen should also be broad spectrum, to protect against both UVA and UVB rays. To help you understand the terminology and find a safe, effective product that’s right for you, we’ve gathered some helpful information, along with answers to common questions.

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Practice a complete approach: Sunscreen is a key part of your sun protection strategy. But sunscreen alone isn’t enough. Here are more tools for a complete approach to skin cancer prevention.

Skin Cancer Stories

When a Child Gets Skin Cancer
Pediatric melanomas are rare and different from adult cases, but they can happen. One young girl’s story, and what parents need to know.

Basal Cell Carcinoma at Age 16 – Teen Warns: “Skin Cancer Can Happen to Anybody.”
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer, yet extremely rare in children and teens. But it can happen, as Laura Anne Page discovered when she was just 16 years old.

A Lifetime in the Sun
A renowned physician tells of his lifetime love of the great outdoors. The drawback? His sun exposure led to serious skin cancers.

Moving to Fight Melanoma #ThisIsSkinCancer
After three surgeries and immunotherapy to treat stage III melanoma, Adam Degi has a newfound determination to educate people about the dangers of skin cancer.

Ask the Expert: Can I Avoid a Scar?
If much of a skin cancer tumor is below the surface, the scar may be bigger than expected. But Mohs surgery has a high cure rate while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.

NEW: Skin Cancer Pictures Page

Because skin cancers appear in many shapes and sizes, they can be challenging to identify. That’s why it’s no surprise that the number one search term people use to get to our site is “What does skin cancer look like?” In response, we’ve put together a skin cancer pictures page, with dozens of images of the most common types of skin cancers. We will be adding images to this page on an ongoing basis.

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AmazonSmile

Amazon Prime Days: July 2022

Amazon Smile is a simple, automatic way for you to support The Skin Cancer Foundation on Amazon Prime Days and every time you shop, at no cost to you! 

Shop using our custom link and and select The Skin Cancer Foundation as your charity of choice. You'll find the exact same prices and vast selection of products as when you visit Amazon.com. 

The best part? AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to support The Skin Cancer Foundation’s lifesaving programs. No fees, no extra costs. 

With more than 5 million skin cancers diagnosed every year and more than two people dying of the disease every hour, we still have much more work to do, and we couldn’t do it without you.

National Cancer Survivors Day #ThisIsSkinCancer

National Cancer Survivors Month #ThisIsSkinCancer

June 5 was National Cancer Survivors Day and June is Cancer Survivors Month, a time for us to celebrate all of the amazing warriors living beyond skin cancer and giving hope to the newly diagnosed.

Throughout the month, we’ll be publishing #ThisIsSkinCancer stories and images shared by people who have battled skin cancer and prevailed.

Skin cancer warriors: Your strength and determination are an inspiration to our entire community. This month especially, we celebrate you!

Destination Healthy Skin Update

Our Destination Healthy Skin mobile screening and education program is back on the road!

From May through August, we expect to provide more than 1,500 free skin cancer screenings, along with early detection education and sun protection giveaways for people in communities around the country. 

Check the schedule

Support the journey

Champions for Change Gala

Our Champions for Change Gala was a great success, raising more than $625,000 to fund the Foundation’s educational campaigns, lifesaving programs and research grants. 

From the heartfelt words of our physician members and corporate partners, to our Fund the Mission pledge drive, the Gala was an evening to remember. 

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