Skin Cancer

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 4:35pm

Whether your summer plans include a beach vacation, a long-awaited fishing trip, or just working in the garden, you’ll need to protect yourself from the sun’s ultraviolet rays — UVA (long wave) and UVB (short wave).

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:12pm

The last time I visited Roswell Park it was without my sister Elise. I went alone. I was still in the emotional turmoil of grieving her loss. I was very much looking forward to visiting some of her doctors and attempting to “connect to her,” and to the previous life I had with her.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:28am

Tanning, whether from the sun or from indoor tanning beds, is a leading cause of skin cancer and skin aging. You owe it to yourself and your skin to stay safe from harmful UV rays and always practice sun safety.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 3:49pm

The summer sun can be one of our best friends, providing us with warmth, beautiful weather, and even happiness. However, overexposure to the sun’s rays can also be harmful to our bodies. Here are five things to consider helping you better understand SPF, choose the best sunscreen, and protect your skin.

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 2:27pm

Mohs surgery is a highly specialized procedure used to treat skin cancer while preserving as much normal surrounding tissue as possible. Roswell Park’s newest Mohs surgeon, Kimberly Brady, MD, shares more about what makes this procedure effective, who may be eligible for Mohs surgery and its origins.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:01am

Solving a puzzle is a meticulous task, requiring concentration, logic and, at times, a certain degree of teamwork. Dermatopathologists solve puzzles each day and must excel in these areas, studying biopsies and providing precise diagnoses for patients.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 8:36am

I visited my first tanning salon at age 16. In high school I was a cheerleader, and I felt that being tan for games made me look skinnier in my uniform. My friend’s mom owned a tanning salon and always gave us a discount to tan. I even got a job working at a tanning salon for a couple of years.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 3:40pm

As a teen, Donna Warner worshiped the sun from dawn to dusk. Eager to achieve a bronze complexion like her dark-haired siblings, her fair skin took a beating. Ignoring the painful sunburns she often endured, Donna continued to tan for many years.

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 8:15am

Parabens are preservatives used in some sunscreens and also in a variety of cosmetic products.  Preservatives are used in products to prevent growth of microorganisms that can cause infection, much like preservatives used in food.

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 2:57pm

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and with summer right around the corner, it’s important to remember that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can increase your risk of developing skin cancer.