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Stay Sun Smart This Summer!

by Tamar Zapolanski, M.D., FAAD, Dermatologist, Valley Medical Group - Park Ridge

Posted on May 16, 2017

Did you know that skin cancer is highly preventable? Because May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we want to highlight the fact that our lifestyle choices contribute greatly to our chances of getting skin cancer. The most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers is sun exposure. 

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The Truth About Tanning

by Valley Health System

Posted on May 10, 2016

We're all excited for warmer weather and let's face it, we all love the look of tanned skin. But that tan is an indication of sun damage. Learn the truth about tanning.
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Former President Carter’s Cancer Diagnosis Highlights Skin Cancer Dangers

by Iris Kopeloff, M.D., Co-Director of The Valley Hospital’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center

Posted on August 21, 2015

Former President Jimmy Carter’s announcement that he has been diagnosed with melanoma that has spread to his brain has brought renewed attention to this most dangerous form of skin cancer. Curable if caught early, melanoma can invade healthy tissue and spread to other parts of the body if not treated.
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Play it Safe in the Sun

by Iris Kopeloff, M.D., Co-Director of The Valley Hospital’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center

Posted on June 17, 2014

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, most of you, and especially children, will be spending more time outdoors. But heading out into the sun without adequate sun protection can lead to much more than an uncomfortable sunburn.  Repeated overexposure to the sun can lead to premature aging and skin cancers called basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
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Tags: skin cancer
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