How to Take Pictures for the GetSkinHelp Website

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So, you decided to get that bothersome “skin thing” checked out on GetSkinHelp and need to take a picture of your skin concern, but are not exactly where to start.

It is much simpler than you think, and it begins here…

SPF Minute #5 – The Complications Of Skin Cancers

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Most non-melanoma skin cancers, like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are not usually deadly. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t pose their own complications of skin cancers. Since these cancers are usually present on your face, neck, and hands, they can lead to disfigurement, pain, bleeding, infections, and scaring, which in-and-of-themselves can lead to a lower quality […]

SPF Minute #4 – What Do UV Tanning Devices Have In Common With Plutonium?

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UV tanning devices are very dangerous to your health. In fact, the World Health Organization includes UV tanning devices, cigarettes, and plutonium in its group 1 of cancer-causing agents. Not only that, the U.S. Skin Cancer Foundation states that more people will develop skin cancer because of indoor tanning, than they will develop lung cancer because of smoking.

SPF Minute #3 – The ABCDE’s On How To Detect Melanoma

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Melanoma, while perhaps the least common form of skin cancer, is by far the deadliest due to its tendency to spread quickly to other organs and lymph nodes.  Melanoma typically looks like a mole or can evolve from an already existing mole. And there are 5 distinct elements to look for in a potentially cancerous mole. Think of them as the ABCDE’s of how to detect melanoma:  A – asymmetricalB – […]

SPF Minute #2 – Skin Cancer Is A Huge Economic Burden

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According to the Public Health Agency of Canada “The Canadian economic burden of skin and subcutaneous tissue disease was 2 Billion Dollars in 2010 and the amount of people getting skin cancer has been increasing in Canada at a fairly constant rate over the past 30 years.”