Banning Minors From Tanning Beds Would Save Thousands of Lives 

Banning Minors From Tanning Beds Would Save Thousands of Lives 

“A total ban on indoor tanning could prevent nearly 203,000 melanoma cases and 23,000 melanoma deaths, and save $1.1 billion in melanoma treatment costs.” “We know that tanning beds cause skin cancer – the World Health Organization considers them a level one...
Students Against Melanoma (SAM)

Students Against Melanoma (SAM)

Dear Students/Teachers/Principals/Parents, We invite you to be part of a wonderful opportunity. The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation has expanded its educational activities to include a student-based program called Student’s Against Melanoma (SAM). SAM is...
Listen to Hugh Jackman … Basal Cell Carcinoma shouldn’t be taken lightly!

Listen to Hugh Jackman … Basal Cell Carcinoma shouldn’t be taken lightly!

More than 4 million cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S. BCCs are abnormal, uncontrolled growths or lesions that arise in the skin’s basal cells, which line the deepest layer of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin). BCCs often look like open sores, red...
Study Says Banning Minors From Tanning Beds Would Save Thousands of Lives – #BinTheBeds

Study Says Banning Minors From Tanning Beds Would Save Thousands of Lives – #BinTheBeds

It only takes a single visit to a tanning bed to increase your chance of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 67% and basal cell carcinoma by 29%!  Continued use before the age of 35 increases one’s risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 59%.  These...

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