Skin cancer has long been something closely associated with sun exposure. Despite how often some cancers are caused by a history of extended periods of contact with sunlight, there are some skin cancers that have not been related to this at all. Some of these may be fatal while others are thought of as completely non-fatal conditions. One such cancer is cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. While treatable, there is no cure for this condition and many patients will live with this cancer for the rest of their lives.
Cancer can be a very difficult subject for people. Whether it is a fear of the results or the technical nature of the medical field, cancer can elicit a very strong response from patients, professionals, and the public alike. For those at risk for cancer – as well as the general public – it is important to know how certain cancers work, where they come from, and how they can be treated. One lesser talked about cancer that has been experiencing a rapid increase in diagnoses is Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC).
When it comes to beauty as it relates to complexion, one may say there are two dominant schools of thought: Eastern and Western. Cultural implications of beauty are pronounced in every single culture. Time has seen significant shifts in the image of beauty and thusly, so has cultural behavior.
Fine line wrinkle reducer, hydrating serum, acne treatment, skin brightening cream, powder foundation, liquid foundation- the array of available skincare products is dizzying and endless. In 2008, more than $32 billion was spent on cosmetics. Currently, it is estimated that beauty-oriented consumers spend an excess of $159 billion. While these statistics make it very clear that the insatiable demand for beauty products will in no way slow down anytime soon, there is another school of beauty that argues you can actually eat your way to a healthy, radiant, glowing complexion. With nature as the guide, and science as the backbone let’s explore why these superfoods have proven their worth to pack a bigger punch, ounce for ounce, particularly in the long run.
With upsurge of mobile devices, there is no shortage of nifty app or device that can prove its function as much as its form. We wrapped up a previous blog post on reading UV Index by suggesting several free mobile apps used to track daily levels of ultraviolet radiation. It got us here at OncoSec thinking, what else is out there?
How do you reach a generation of teens more influenced by Twitter than textbooks, teens who are more tuned into YouTube than public safety announcements, more hooked in by Jersey Shore than the safety messages put out by the dermatologist? It’s become increasingly challenging to convince ever-distracted youth of the dangers of tanning. A multitude of skin cancer awareness and prevention material is distributed daily through digital and print, but how do we most effectively get through to young adults?
Sunscreen or sunblock? Between the overwhelming choices for sun protection products out there, finding the right product can be challenging. What most consumers don’t know is that there are distinct differences and benefits between sunblock and sunscreen. Here’s the lingo you need to know: