Fall into Healthy Skin

The days are getting shorter, the air is getting brisk, the sun’s rays are less intense. You may think that this means you don’t need to protect your skin anymore. Don’t fall for it!

Protect yourself every day, no matter the season. Sun damage is cumulative, meaning that every bit of sun you feel on your face, neck, chest, ears or hands can result in further damage, premature aging and skin cancer. This is especially true when you are outside biking, hiking or tossing a football around with friends in the beautiful autumn weather.

Take some tips from Sean McDermott, head coach of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, who uses clothing as part of his defensive strategy against the sun’s harmful rays, along with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.

You’ll find more information about sun-protective apparel at our free Wearable Sun Protection webinar on September 19. Get all the details and register here.

And remember, before you leave home, intercept those UV rays by layering with clothing, applying sunscreen, grabbing your cozy sweater, sunglasses and wide-brimmed hat, and if you’re craving it, that pumpkin spice latte!

Be Sun Smart All Year Long

Dr. Sarnoff Says

Destination Healthy Skin Wraps Up a Successful Season!

It was a busy year for Destination Healthy Skin! We held our last event of 2022 on September 11 in Houston. Over five months, our RV traveled more than 10,000 miles.

Along the way we held 40 events, where 50 volunteer dermatologists provided 1,414 free skin cancer screenings and educated thousands of people. The doctors identified 513 potential skin cancers and precancers, including 33 suspected melanomas. The dermatologists also found 183 atypical moles, a risk factor for melanoma. Those participants with atypical moles were cautioned to keep a close eye on their skin.

These powerful numbers are only part of the story. Perhaps even more significant, about 65 percent of people we serve have never been screened for skin cancer. And we’ve heard from some of our volunteer doctors who believe that by performing these free screenings, they may have saved lives.

September 24 is World Cancer Research Day

World Cancer Research Day is a global movement to raise awareness about the importance of cancer research.

Since 1981, The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in research grants to encourage ideas in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment to bloom and flourish. Here are some recent stories about how skin cancer research sparks results!

Gaining Momentum in Research
Research Reaches Higher: Planting the Seeds Part 1
Research Reaches Higher – Planting the Seeds Part 2

New on the Blog

Ask the Expert: Is Skin Protection More Important During Sun Season?
Why are there more stories about sun protection in the summer? Is there really a sun season? Protect your skin all year long!

Emerging Technologies for High-Risk Skin Cancers: Tools for Informed Decision Making
From total body scanning to genomic testing, emerging technologies are transforming the way doctors understand, diagnose and treat skin cancers.

A Haircut Could Save Your Life
Hair professionals are in a unique position to detect skin cancers on the scalp because they have a natural view of difficult-to-see areas.

The Future of Skin Health May Be Inside You
Scientists are analyzing the microbial communities in our guts down to the genetic level to learn how this knowledge may help our health — and even save our skin.

Protect Your Pets From Skin Cancer!
While fur protects skin from the sun to an extent, dogs and cats can get sunburned, and they can develop skin cancer, too. Read about Tundra, an all-around good dog who has battled numerous skin cancers. Tundra’s owner just happens to be the executive director of The Skin Cancer Foundation!

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Free Webinar on Sun-Protective Clothing

Don’t miss part 2 of our 3-part series of sun protection webinars taking place on Monday, September 19 at 1:00 PM Eastern time. Our expert, Elisabeth G. Richard, MD, will explain why sun-protective accessories and apparel that have earned the Seal of Recommendation are the best ways to protect your skin from UV damage that can lead to skin cancer.

Register for Part 2: The Seal of Recommendation and Wearable Sun Protection, with Dr. Elisabeth G. Richard, September 19, 2022

Register for Part 3: The Seal of Recommendation and Sun Protection for Home and Garden, with Dr. Elizabeth Buzney, October 20, 2022

Watch the recording of Part 1: The Seal of Recommendation and Sunscreen.

Melanoma Survey Opportunity

A research study to help better understand metastatic melanoma is now underway. If you are an adult from the US who has been diagnosed with stage III or stage IV metastatic melanoma, you are invited to take part in a 30-minute online survey about treatment experiences and how people make choices about treatment. 

If you are interested and eligible, you will receive $50 after you have completed the survey. All information and responses will remain confidential. 

Get more information here

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