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Get the Facts on UV Radiation

Get the Facts on UV Radiation

All skincancers are caused by overexposure to the sun or artificial light sources (tanning beds). Each time you go outside without sun safety protocol, you risk your chances of getting burnt, and ultimately, getting skin cancer. Don’t let that fog, mist, or cloud fool...

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“There is no such thing as a healthy tan!”

“There is no such thing as a healthy tan!”

Every time your skin gets darker and darker, it’s really saying, “Ouch, you are hurting me”. The darker pigment that you see on the surface of the skin, is really your skin’s way of protecting itself. “Love the Skin You’re In”, and opt out, next time you plan to get...

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Run From The Rays 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk

Run From The Rays 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk

Presented by Vertical Bridge Sun April 28, 2019 Boca Raton, FL US 33431 Events 5K Run/Walk $30 7:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration ends April 27, 2019 at 11:59am EDT One Mile Run Walk (Age 17+) $30 8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration ends April 27, 2019 at 11:59am...

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Skin cancer can hide as spot on sole? What does foot melanoma look like?

Skin cancer can hide as spot on sole? What does foot melanoma look like?

Melanoma on the extremities — nails, hands and feet — is the rarest subtype of the skin cancer, but it's also more aggressive. As a young, healthy African-American, Joshua Paschal didn’t think he could get melanoma. The deadliest form of skin cancer is rare among...

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Protection and Early Detection is the key to melanoma survival.

Protection and Early Detection is the key to melanoma survival.

When you have a late detected melanoma, the survival rate is less than 15%. The good news…an early detected melanoma is almost 100% curable. Here’s an app that many of you might want to use as a guideline, however, if you have a spot on your skin that changes in any...

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New Smartphone App Helps Medical Students Identify Melanoma

New Smartphone App Helps Medical Students Identify Melanoma

Dr. Michael Kolodney has developed a new Smartphone app that teaches medical students how to identify potentially deadly skin lesions. “Melanoma is easily curable if recognized early,” says Michael S. Kolodney, MD, PhD. “Dermatologists are good at spotting melanomas...

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Moles Do Not Equal Melanoma

Moles Do Not Equal Melanoma

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology shows significant data supporting the idea that most melanoma DOES NOT arise from pre-existing moles. In the study, only about 29% of the patients had melanoma develop from a mole, whereas...

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Don’t Let Your Guard Down When It Comes To Skin Cancer Risk During Winter

Don’t Let Your Guard Down When It Comes To Skin Cancer Risk During Winter

As the winter months arrive, it is important to continue to be vigilant and sun safe to avoid increasing your risk for developing skin cancer. According to Dawn Dorsey, “When the temperature drops or you haven’t seen the sun in days, don’t think you can put away the...

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SunSmart America
SunSmart America
SunSmart America

Contact the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation

The Melanoma Foundation is one of the first organizations in the country that has been on the cutting edge of skin cancer preventive education and the only organization in Florida. After extensive review of health education literature, the Foundation selected the successful SunSmart curricula from Australia on which to base its many programs and adapt to local educational standards and environment. The Foundation utilizes SunSmart America™ for grades K-12.

Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation
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