Cindy Combats Basal Cell Carcinoma

May 24, 2011 No Comments

The fourth story in our series on Skin Cancer Survivors for Melanoma Month. Our survivors have shared their personal stories to remind us of the importance of being SunAWARE. Cindy was 48 when she found a suspicious spot of skin on her nose. It was diagnosed as that ended up being Basal Cell Carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, affecting approximately two million Americans each year.

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Melanoma Survivor Tim

May 17, 2011 2 Comments

The third story in our series on Skin Cancer Survivors for Melanoma Month. Our survivors have shared their personal stories to remind us of the importance of being SunAWARE. In 2007, Tim went to a Mayo Clinic dermatologist to have a mole on his left arm looked at. The doctor removed it right away so it could be tested. A few years prior, Tim had this same mole tested, and it was fine. But this time, the biopsy showed that the mole had turned into Melanoma.

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I’m Only 21, I Can’t Get Cancer

May 10, 2011 No Comments

The second story in our series on Skin Cancer Survivors for Melanoma Month. Our survivors have shared their personal stories to remind us of the importance of being SunAWARE. In 2009, Jessi went to a dermatologist to have a freckle removed. A week later, Jessi received a call from her doctor and was told she had Melanoma …

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First International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention

May 06, 2011 No Comments

The incidence and prevention of skin cancers has become a global concern. The World Health Organization reports that prolonged human exposure to solar UV radiation may result in acute and chronic health effects of the skin, eyes and immune system, including skin cancer. This global epidemic has prompted the first International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention, jointly sponsored by the WHO, the Danish Cancer Society, TrygFonden and the Cancer Council Victoria.

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Skin Cancer Survivor Carol

May 03, 2011 No Comments

During May, Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar will feature a series on Skin Cancer Survivors. Our survivors have shared their personal stories to remind us of the importance of being SunAWARE. Carol was in her early 30s when she found a freckle on her face that appeared abnormal…

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Apr 13, 2011 6 Comments

Did you know that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month?
May has been declared Skin Cancer Awareness Month by the Centers for Disease Control. With more than 3.5 million skin cancers diagnosed annually in over two million people in the United States, we need to become SunAWARE.
Here are a few ideas for you to be AWARE of Skin Cancer this month.

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This Spring Break, Take a Break from Tanning

Mar 15, 2011 No Comments

Each year students around the U.S. take off for sunny destinations to celebrate Spring Break. While these vacations can be a necessary break from the stress of school, they also spur an increase of unnecessary and dangerous tanning bed use.

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A 6-Year-Old Melanoma Hero

Mar 01, 2011 No Comments

It’s not fair that anyone should have to deal with something as life altering as melanoma, especially a 6-year-old. Rachael was only 5 when she was diagnosed with stage III melanoma. After a year of battling and conquering melanoma, Rachael and her family know all too well why sun protection is important.

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Natural Skin Tones are Totally on Trend

Feb 22, 2011 No Comments

Trends in style drastically change throughout the years, and the human skin tone does not seem to be immune to fashion’s influence. Pale skin was considered desirable until the 1920’s and then the infamous bronzed look seemed to take over. So why did this change, and where are we now?

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Winter Skin Tips

Jan 18, 2011 No Comments

If you’re familiar with winter weather, you may be all too familiar with the dull dry skin the indoor heat and the frigid winds bring on during this season. Keep your skin alive in the dead of winter by following these simple skin care dos and don’ts.

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