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Staying safe in the sun

Published online for St. Joseph’s Health Centre on July 16, 2014

As much as we all want to soak up the sun before another long Canadian winter is upon us again, exposure to direct sunlight for an extended period of time can put your health at risk. 646 more words

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Lip Protection

Though you may not realize it, your lips can suffer burns, aging, and an increased risk of skin cancer just like the rest of your body if not protected. 33 more words

A bit of sage advice

A while ago, I had the very good fortune to sit and have a chat with Dr Marko Lens about the suncare, and skin cancer in the UK. 103 more words

We SAID: Dress To Protect

By Staff Writer

July is National UV Safety Month. It’s probably safe to say that we all know that sun protection is a good thing. 234 more words


Would you tell someone they had basal cell carcinoma?

If you walked past someone in the street and noticed they had a suspicious lesion on their face, would you tell them?

I guess most doctors would like to think they would, but what if you’re in a country where there is poor access to healthcare, where medical treatment is only available to those who can afford to pay for it, would that change your decision? 316 more words

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A History Lesson...part 2

For the past 29 years, I have had 10 occurrences of Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)…right neck, area between left eye and bridge of nose, back, right shoulder, left shoulder, left temple, left forehead, center forehead at hairline, left clavicle, and now right scalp 1″ above hairline. 305 more words

what is skin cancer?

What Is Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. 7 more words

Skin Cancer