| May 11, 2009
Treating moms and dads to brunch or backyard barbeques is a great way to honor them on Mother's Day and Father's Day, but the American Academy of Dermatology hopes more families will start another annual tradition - screening their loved ones for skin...
| May 21, 2010
Skin cancer strikes everyone and know no age boundary either—athletes, movie stars, musicians, politicians, talk show hosts, reporters, royalty and regular people alike. Here are 16 well-known people who survived skin cancer scares—and three...
| May 17, 2010
Melanoma causes the most fatalities of all skin cancers, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. But early detection and treatment can literally "save your skin."
What Is It?
Melanoma is a malignant tumor that forms in the cells that make melanin,...
| May 10, 2010
May is Skin Cancer Awareness month. Part of being aware is knowing what to look for, especially when it comes to suspicious-looking moles. Read on to learn about what's normal and what may be cause for alarm.
What's a "Normal" Mole?
Normal moles are...
| May 7, 2010
"Mom, dad, can I go out and play?" How many times have you heard that? Even from an early age, kids love to spend time outdoors. Unfortunately, 54 percent of children burn or tan in their second summer, and 22 percent burn in their first, according to the...
| Apr 30, 2010
If you'd enjoy using your analytical and interpersonal skills to help people achieve and maintain healthier skin, consider a career as a dermatologist.
What They Do
Dermatologists are physicians who specialize in diagnosing, treating and preventing skin...
| May 21, 2010
Do you think people look healthier and more attractive with a tan? If so, you're not alone, according to a survey released Monday by the American Academy of Dermatology.
However, you'd also be wrong.
The survey found that 72 percent of respondents...
| May 21, 2010
We've long been told to keep an eye on our moles lest they progress to melanoma, a form of skin cancer that's treatable if caught early, deadly if not. But not all moles are equal -- some are risky; others can be safely left alone. The biological roots of...
| Jun 1, 2010
Rhonda McCartt was in shock when a mammogram and biopsy revealed precancerous cells in her breast.
In the past, such a diagnosis would have been a signal to wait and worry, with close monitoring to see whether the cells became cancerous. These days, as...
| Jun 7, 2010
What is a birthmark?
Birthmarks are spots on the skin that typically appear at birth or shortly after. Some are benign and may fade or disappear, but you may want to remove yours for cosmetic or health reasons.
What are the different types?...
| Jul 2, 2010
| 6:28 AM
Fourth Annual Teb's Troops' March on Melanoma Chicago 5K
Sunday, July 25
www.tebstroops.org Free skin screens by a dermatologist on a first come, first served basis
Tips on melanoma detection and prevention:
Limit or avoid...