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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The Importance of Black Dermatologists: Skin Care Must See Color

Only 3% of U.S. dermatologists are Black. It’s a disparity that can have devastating effects for Black patients experiencing skin and hair care concerns.

Ask the Expert: Atopic Dermatitis

Ask the Expert: Atopic Dermatitis

Watch as HealthyWomen Education Director Luisa Santa Coleman, MPH, has a conversation with two leading experts about how to discuss atopic dermatitis more comfortably and help children with eczema and their caregivers

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What’s the Connection Between Chickenpox and Shingles?

This itchy childhood illness might lead to shingles years later

Options for Treating Atopic Dermatitis

Options for Treating Atopic Dermatitis

A growing number of therapies are available to help you manage AD. Learn how they work, and which might be right for you.

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Type 2 Inflammation May Be Contributing to Your Atopic Dermatitis

What is type 2 inflammation and how could it be affecting your skin condition?

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It’s a Myth That Sunscreen Prevents Melanoma in People of Color – a Dermatologist Explains

In Black people, melanoma usually develops in parts of the body that are not exposed to the sun — and sunscreen will do nothing to reduce the risk

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Autoimmune Diseases 101

About 8% of Americans have an autoimmune disease — and nearly 80% of them are women.

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What Is Step Therapy?

Sometimes insurance companies want you to try certain medications before others. Watch this video to learn more about step therapy and getting the treatment you need for your atopic dermatitis.

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