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Sun Safety: Facts about Skin Cancer and Tips on Preventing It

With summer upon us, Yale Medical Group physicians have an urgent warning: Be sun smart. Practicing good sun protection, including the use of sunscreen, could save your life, they say.

“You don’t want to go crawl under a rock or hide in the basement,” says dermatologist Dr. David Leffell, CEO of Yale Medical Group and a member of Yale Cancer Center. “You want to be active and that usually is best done outdoors — simply use moderation and common sense.” (more…)

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More Sun Safety: A Young Woman’s Battle Against Melanoma

Cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are rising dramatically, despite the known link to outdoor or indoor exposure to ultraviolet rays. In fact, it is expected that more new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined.

“Skin cancer is the most preventable cancer, but because many people still don’t understand the dangers of the sun and indoor tanning machines, melanoma has become one of the most common cancers among young adults,” says Dr. David J. Leffell, CEO of Yale Medical Group, a member of Yale Cancer Center and chief of dermatologic surgery and cutaneous oncology at Yale School of Medicine. (more…)

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