Skin Cancer

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Skin Cancer

Unexpected Places You Can Get Skin Cancer

Unexpected Places You Can Get Skin Cancer

Most of us know we can get sunburned when we go to the beach or the lake in the summer, so we slather on the sunscreen. But we need to remember to protect all exposed skin at all times of the year, because the sun can damage the skin anytime, anywhere. And skin cancer can show up in unexpected places on the body.

Skin Cancer Is No Day at the Beach

Skin Cancer Is No Day at the Beach

I was diagnosed with skin cancer within days of turning 50 in October 2005. In the same month, I also got asthma and gingivitis—getting old was no fun! But I was lucky. All of my health problems were relatively minor and treatable.

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Can You Recognize the Signs of Skin Cancer?

Learn the early signs of skin cancer.

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Does Gua Sha Work?

Here’s what you need to know about the ancient massage technique

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10 Things You Must Know to Enjoy the Sun Safely

You don't have to avoid the sun entirely, but you must learn how to use sunscreen correctly and follow safe sun practices to avoid skin cancer and prematurely aged skin

What Is Melanoma? A Reel by Dr. Obioha

What Is Melanoma? A Reel by Dr. Obioha

HealthyWomen partnered with dermatologist Onyeka Obioha, M.D., to teach you how to best protect your skin from harmful UV exposure. Watch our reel.

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Face Yoga 101

Can you om your way to better skin? Here’s the scoop on facial exercises and how to practice them.

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True or False? Sun Safety

How bright are you when it comes to sun protection? Take our quiz to find out.

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I Grew Up Thinking I Was Immune to Skin Cancer Based on My Ethnicity. I Was Wrong.

As a young melanoma survivor of color, I advocate for awareness and sun protection for everyone

photo Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg

Crecí pensando que era inmune al cáncer de piel por mi etnia. Estaba equivocada.

Puesto que soy una joven sobreviviente de melanoma de color, promuevo la concientización y la protección solar para todos

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How Psoriasis Affects Your Overall Well-Being

People with psoriasis often deal with mental health issues related to their disease. Self-acceptance is key to coping.

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