Skin Cancer

Summer's Here, So Practice Safe Sun

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

Sun exposure is no joke. It is not to be taken lightly. Tanning salons and oils irk me with the same intensity as marketing fast food to children. Since 1970, the incidence of Melanoma has nearly tripled, while most other cancers are in retreat. Here is a breakdown of what you should know.

The Top 10 Myths About Tanning

Prithwish De, PhD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Living
Prithwish De, PhD

Canadians are spending more time in the sun without adequate protection. What's even more concerning is that an alarming number of young women are going to tanning salons. It's not worth risking your life for a tan. Here are 10 of the most common myths about tanning.

Is this Mole Cancerous?

Punit Dhillon | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Living
Punit Dhillon

While the beauty and entertainment industries continue to market being bronzed as being sexy, the reality of what sun damage does to thousands of Canadians each year is anything but. To help address some of the most common questions about skin cancer prevention, I reached out to my colleague, dermatologist Dr. Jason Rivers.

My Summer Tan Wasn't Worth it - I Got Melanoma

The Purple Fig | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

After falling asleep on the beach one afternoon I burnt my back badly, and when my skin grew back after blistering, I didn't think about it again. That was of course until I heard the word melanoma and chemotherapy and surgery all in the same sentence. As it turns out, that dark glow one gets from hours in the sun becomes embarrassingly meaningless when you're sitting under a florescent light being told you have cancer.

Is Your Sunscreen Causing Cancer?

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

The majority of sunscreens on the market today are more harmful than beneficial. Sunscreens are designed to decrease your risk of skin cancer and allow you to enjoy the sun without worry. Unfortunately, most modern day sunscreens may increase your risk of cancer and disrupt the functioning of your hormones.

Is This Why Skin Cancer Is On The Rise?

CBC | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Skin cancer is on the rise — especially the most deadly variety called melanoma — with young women and older men being especially vulnerable. ...

6 Ways To Check Your Moles

The Skiny | Dr. Lisa Kellett | Posted 05.09.2013 | Canada Living

Dr. Lisa Kellett M.D., The Skiny Something you may not know is that your chance of developing a skin cancer is far greater than any other cancer. I...

Are UV Nail Lamps A Cancer Risk?

Huffington Post Canada | Stefani Forster | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Style

Gel manicures have become very popular in the last few years as a way to maintain a flawless manicure longer and without chipping. But are those UV-em...

How Olympic Skiers Protect Their Skin on the Slopes

Erika Katz | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Style
Erika Katz

Olympic Skier, Julia Mancuso, is on the slopes every day. While temperatures may be low on the mountain, the sun's rays are still super strong. So, she has teamed up with the Spot Skin Cancer Campaign to help prevent and detect skin cancer early on. Here are some of her winter skin care tips for the slopes.

Cancer Drug Revlimid Linked To Second Cancers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The maker of a drug used to treat people with anemia as well as a form of cancer is warning that new cancers have been reported in a small n...

Canadian Cancer Society Urges Ban On Tanning For Minors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2012 | Canada Living

QUEBEC - The Canadian Cancer Society says minors should be banned from tanning salons.The organization sounded the alarm Monday at a Quebec legislatur...

Ban Tanning Beds For Teens: MP

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada Living

More Canadian teens could be saying goodbye to their tanning beds. Conservative MP James Bezan, based in Manitoba, has proposed a member's bill th...

Vitamin D News?

Theresa Albert | Posted 10.17.2011 | Canada
Theresa Albert

Oh, boy. Here it comes, I can feel it! "There's a new study out saying that Vitamin D causes skin cancer, can you comment?" I am really bad at not ro...