Even though melanoma is one of the rarer skin cancers, it causes a vast majority of skin cancer related deaths. Melanoma is a malignant tumor which results from overgrowth of skin pigment cells called melanocytes. It can also occur in your bowels and in your eyes, but it is much more common on the skin and so that specific type of melanoma will be the focus of this article.
While genetic predisposition can also have a hand in developing symptoms of melanoma, the major contributor to developing this type of cancer is ultraviolet radiation, frequently referred to as UV Rays. The main source of UV radiation is, of course, the sun. However, tanning beds are becoming more and more common and thus are contributing more and more to this Continue reading
In a recent cancer study conducted by Johns Hopkins University and Medical Center with the Medical University of South Carolina, researchers monitored non-melanoma skin cancer survivors for more than sixteen years while also monitoring a large number of individuals in the same demographic but who hadn’t suffered skin cancer of any form.
What they discovered was that the individuals who had suffered skin cancer exhibited Continue reading
People love to obtain a warm glow for their complexion and now they can obtain this with quality, accurate airbrush tanning systems or a simple sunless spray tan created in the comfort of your home. And as long as the skin is prepared properly and people don’t overdo it, these sunless tans look perfectly natural — they no longer have to feature that obvious orange hue people ridiculed 20 years ago. For many of you who still consider a sunless spray tan to be a lame, cheap thing to do Continue reading