By Brendan Curti, M.D., medical oncologist, director of the Providence Biotherapy Program at Providence Cancer Center and director of genitourinary...
Q: “I love being out in the sun, but I have light skin that tends to burn and freckle. Should I be worried about skin cancer? What are the main risk factors? How can I reduce my risks?”
I get a lot of questions about burning, tanning, skin color and skin cancer, and no matter which way you look at this question, the answer remains the same: Yes, you can still get skin cancer.
After months of unrelenting precipitation and thick cloud cover, the first signs of sun beckon like a siren song. Just this once, you think, I'll forego the sunscreen and get my healthy glow on. What harm can a few lovely UV rays do?