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.
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?”
Answered by Brendan Curti, M.D., medical oncologist, director of the Providence Biotherapy Program at Providence Cancer Center and director of...
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?