Study finds aspirin may help prevent melanoma

Mar 12, 2013 No Comments

Reducing your risk for melanoma by 20 percent could be as easy as popping aspirin, at least if you’re a woman over age 50.

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A Valentine’s Day Gift That Shows You Care

Feb 14, 2013 1 Comment

This Valentine’s Day, show your significant other just how much you care by giving them a full body skin exam.

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Minnesota’s rising skin cancer rates reflect a national trend

Jan 31, 2013 No Comments

Minnesota’s skin cancer rates are going up, according to the Minnesota Department of Health, and Minnesota is not the only state seeing more skin cancer cases.

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Are skin cancer apps harmful?

Jan 29, 2013 No Comments

Earlier this month we discussed the growing role technology plays in the fight against skin cancer. Now, in light of a recent study published by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, there is a growing concern for the accuracy of the apps that are meant to detect skin cancer.

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3 Personal New Year’s Resolutions to Stay Skin Cancer Free in 2013

Dec 26, 2012 2 Comments

When thinking about your 2013 New Year’s Resolutions, consider making a conscious effort to prevent skin cancer in 2013. Yes, skin cancer is preventable in many cases. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually.

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Book: Help Me Live… As I Die, Cancer vs. the Power of Love

Nov 29, 2012 11 Comments

Joe Peterson, author of “Help Me Live… As I Die / Cancer vs. the Power of Love” shares his story about the creation of a book that demonstrates the true power of love versus melanoma. Kelly, Joe’s partner, passed away from cancer, but his story lives on through Joe.

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In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a good time to remember the many people affected by the disease. Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but it can be successfully treated when found early. While no one has full control over whether he/she gets breast cancer, there are simple steps you can take to help reduce your risk.

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A rising need for skin cancer prevention resources in Tanzania

Sep 04, 2012 1 Comment

Cancer care in Tanzania is a great challenge to both the government and the citizens due to limited resources and facilities. Tanzania is increasingly facing a dual problem of communicable and chronic illnesses such as cancer. Those with albinism in Tanzania are especially suffering from skin cancer due to their sun sensitivity. The Tanzania Albino Society believes the total number of those with albinism in their region could be more than 150,000.

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Free Skin Checks on Melanoma Monday + Tanning Mom Skit

May 07, 2012 No Comments

Is your FREE SKIN CHECK scheduled? Today, the first Monday of May, is Melanoma Monday and dermatology offices across the country are offering free skin checks as a reminder to get your annual exam. A yearly skin check promotes good health and skin cancer prevention, today and all year long.

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Coolibar Communicates the Importance of Sun Protection to Oncology Nurses

Apr 24, 2012 No Comments

The need to limit sun exposure is not always at top-of-mind when someone is going through cancer treatment, so both health care providers and patients need to become SunAWARE. Coolibar wishes to help oncology nurses recognize this.

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