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What to pack for a sun-safe Memorial Day Weekend

Whether you’re kicking off the summer with a trip to the beach this Memorial Day weekend or headed to another destination soon, sun protection should…

Five myths about skin cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to separate fact from fiction so you have the knowledge you need to protect…

Skin deep: Understanding skin cancer in darker tones

Anyone, regardless of skin color, can get skin cancer. It’s the one of the most common types of cancer in the U.S., with an estimated…

Tanning beds are making a comeback. Here’s why that’s a bad thing.

The indoor tanning industry was booming in the mid-1980s. In the 2000s, people began to understand its negative effects and spread awareness of its harms….

3 questions every woman should ask her health care provider

This blog post uses the term “women” to refer to cisgender women and mainly discusses questions relevant to cisgender women. If you are a man…

You never forget your first time: Getting a skin check

I started working at the Prevent Cancer Foundation back in 2016 when I was 27. Before I worked here, I had no idea that annual…

Cheers to health: Turning cocktail favorites into mocktails

If you’ve seen an uptick in conversations about the “sober revolution” or living a “sober curious” lifestyle, you’re not alone. Research shows that drinking alcohol…

5 things you may not know about testicular cancer

There’s one type of cancer people really aren’t talking about: testicular cancer. There are several aspects of the disease that often escape the public eye,…

Alcohol and cancer risk: What’s the buzz?

In addition to Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Month, April is also Alcohol Awareness Month, dedicated to educating people about alcohol and its associated risks….

Fighting cancer with color, one pair of shoes at a time

At just 38, while living in Boston with my husband and two young girls, I was shocked and devastated to receive a breast cancer diagnosis….