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Can Skin Cancer Be Prevented?

October 22, 2020

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Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer with over five million cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Fortunately, skin cancer in its many shapes and sizes is also one of the most preventable forms of the disease.

The major risk factor is prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation primarily from the sun. The sun-smart strategies below will go a long way in helping prevent the disease.

Arizona Oncology’s Dr. Roberts advocates that you take time to educate yourself about skin cancer and how to recognize and prevent the disease.

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What Does SPF Stand For And What Does It Mean?

July 13, 2020

what is spf?

Even though summer is halfway over, August is Summer Sun Safety Month. This means there is still time to be conscious about practicing sun safety. One major way you can do this is by slathering on some sunscreen and repeat it often anytime you're outside.

Choosing a sunscreen can be a daunting task. With so many combinations of numbers and specializations, it's no wonder a lot of people skip wearing sunscreen altogether. To clear up some confusion, let's talk more about what SPF is as well as its importance when using the right sunscreen for your skin.

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Don’t Fall for These Common Skin Cancer Myths

June 5, 2020

Don’t Fall for These Common Skin Cancer Myths

In the battle against skin cancer, information is one of the key weapons in your arsenal. With an overwhelming variety of cancer-related articles on the Internet, it's often hard to tell what's real and what isn't.

Let's debunk the most common skin cancer myths and discuss trusted information sources to help you with further research.

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5 Reasons You May Face Skin Cancer Risks While Working From Home

May 22, 2020

skin cancer risks at home

More people than ever are working from home as the effects of COVID-19 spread across the globe. This difference in workspace leads to changed schedules for both parents and children. 

Some of the perks that come with this working from home include flexible hours, spending more time with family, and leaving your commute behind. Unfortunately, you could also be exposing yourself to additional skin cancer risks that you don't normally face. Watch for these risks and use practical tips to prevent extra sun exposure while working from home. 

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Skin Cancer Risks in Winter

December 31, 2019

Skin Cancer Risks in Winter

Arizona means living with sunshine year round, even when it’s not super hot outside. That can be dangerous for your skin. Some people believe that the cooler weather in winter decreases their risk of developing skin cancer. The truth is, regardless of the temperature outside, the sun can still cause skin damage. All sun exposure can lead to a higher risk of skin cancer–even in those winter months that aren’t super hot. 

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