The Risks of Indoor Tanning

Basel Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Sequel Cell Carcinoma (SCC), and Melanoma are not limited to direct sun exposure. Instead, these diseases have also been associated with the use of tanning beds. Recent studies have shown that 35 percent of American adults have reported the use of tanning beds in their lifetime and doctors have consequently seen […]

What is Melanoma?

Melanoma forms in what is known as a melanocyte. These skin cells make the pigment known as melanin that protects our bodies from the sun by giving our skin a tan or brown color. Causes The leading cause of melanoma is Ultraviolet (UV) rays. Although many UV rays come directly from the sun, some UV […]

What is Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Basal Cell Carcinoma is known as the most frequently occurring form of cancer and the most common form of non-melanoma skin cancer. This common form of non-melanoma skin cancer has led to an estimated 4.3 million cases in the U.S. and has resulted in over 3,000 deaths every year.

What is Skin Cancer?

The biggest organ on our body is the skin and it’s also our first line of defense from bacteria and viruses. Our skin also keeps all of the other vital organs in place without constant adjustment. The skin does a lot for us, but, at times, it can be attacked without a recovery in sight. This attack is sometimes preventable, but not everyone can resist skin cancer.