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Dermatologist Recommended Sunscreens

Dermatologist Recommended Sunscreens

We all know that sunscreen is important when you are ready to enjoy the outdoors. However, with so many choices, how do you know what type of sunscreen to choose? Christina Heiser put together a list to help decide what to look for when choosing a sunscreen. Beginning...

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Melanoma Drug Market Growth

Melanoma Drug Market Growth

The need for melanoma treatments in recent years has become a fact that many are starting to take notice of. More research has been done on melanoma in the past few years than ever before, resulting in the need for treatment options. This increase has led drug...

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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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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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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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2751 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 2A, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

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