LMA Sunscreen Stations

According to the Cleveland Clinic, 86% of melanomas are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. However, when applied frequently and correctly sunscreen can lower your risk of melanoma by 50%.

The Zhu Center in partnership with Countway Library is excited to announce the LMA Sunscreen Stations Initiative.

Sunscreen

Knowing which sunscreen to choose to best protect yourself from skin cancer can be tough – there are so many choices! Click below for some helpful guidance from Beth Israel Lahey Health.

 

Misinformation about sunscreen safety has been circulating on social media for years. The most recent claim, that wearing sunscreen is harmful and may even cause skin cancer, is not only false but dangerous. The Skin Cancer Foundation asked Elizabeth Buzney, MD, outpatient clinical director of the Department of Dermatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, to weigh in on this concerning trend.  Read the full article here. 

 

Summer Safety: What You Should Know About Melanoma

According to Nima Gharavi, MD, PhD, chief of the Department of Dermatology at Cedars-Sinai, too much exposure to ultraviolet rays, or UV rays, can increase your risk for melanoma—a type of aggressive skin cancer. “With every sunburn, the risk for melanoma increases slightly,” said Gharavi, who also serves as the director of Dermatologic Surgery and Mohs Micrographic Surgery and associate clinical professor of Medicine and Pathology. Learn more about the signs of melanoma here.