We remain open to provide medically necessary, life-sustaining care. Please read our COVID-19 updates before coming in for an appointment. Our expert care team can now see patients through scheduled virtual appointments on a secure platform from the comfort and safety of your home.

Blog

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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. 

Read More

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. 

Read More

7 Skin Cancer Prevention Tips to Protect Yourself from the Sun’s Harmful UV Rays

May 19, 2019

skin cancer prevention tips

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in this United States, but it is also one of the most preventable. With the heat and activity of the summer months still upon us, it is important to be proactive in protecting your skin from the sun and other sources of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. 

UV rays are invisible to the naked eye and are more intense in the summer, at higher altitudes, and in areas closer to the equator. Overexposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun causes sunburn (erythema), skin cancer, premature aging (skin wrinkling), cataracts (gradual clouding of the lens of the eye), immune system suppression, DNA damage and dilated blood vessels.

Read More

Arizona Oncology - The US Oncology Network