Sunburn Dangers

(CNN) — What makes sunshine cause cancer? Too much of the sun’s UV rays can damage our skin’s DNA causing some parts to literally get glued together and malfunction. If this happens over and over again, this can lead to cancer. “Anything that causes DNA damage is a carcinogen, which means it causes cancer,” said … Continue reading »

Skin Cancer Warning Issued

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregonians might want to listen carefully to the U.S. surgeon general’s new warning about the dangers of skin cancer. Nearly five million people are treated for skin cancer each year–that’s more than cases of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined. In Oregon, about 26 people out of every 100,000 gets skin … Continue reading »

Aspirin Could Reduce Melanoma in Women

(CNN) — Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society nearly 9,000 people die of the disease every year. Now a new study out of Stanford University School of Medicine finds that women who took aspirin on a regular basis reduced their risk of developing melanoma by 21 percent. … Continue reading »

House Bill Would Change Tanning Rules

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon is ranked fourth in the nation for its death rate from skin cancer. That’s something that may come as a shock, but OHSU researchers say it’s because of a high use of tanning beds. A new House bill is addressing that high skin cancer death rate. It would restrict anyone younger … Continue reading »