Public health efforts to encourage sun-protection behaviors may be gaining traction, say UW Medicine and Fred Hutch researchers.
Melanoma is the most common skin cancer and the fifth most common cancer among adults in the United States. Risk can be reduced by limiting exposure to ultraviolet rays and using sun protection.
At high altitude or by water, your skin is exposed to greater UVA rays, and in areas you might not think to cover.
Anyone can get skin cancer, and it can occur in places on the body that don't get that much sun, like the hands and fingernails, and feet and toenails.
The typical northwest weather might be returning, but melanoma experts still say to cover up with SPF clothing or sunscreen.
Warmer weather is here and Washingtonians are venturing outside to run, bike, walk and just sit. Dr.
Researchers describe 'moderate improvement' in accuracy in identifying melanoma.
Natural language processing scan of 80,000 skin biopsies paints population-level picture.
(Downloadable video and script, and podcast of separate interview) Dr.
Residents of the often-gray Pacific Northwest have happily embraced the sun's recent, if tenuous, return. The sudden springtime search for sunscreen, however, belies the fact that ultraviolet (UV) light showers us year-round.