Skin cancer

A young woman is sitting at the beach of Lake Constance on April 17, 2007, near Lindau, Germany. The un-seasonably warm weather has heralded the start to what weather forecasters predict will be a record breaking summer. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Skin Cancer Rate In Marin County Alarmingly Higher Than Rest Of California

Marin County is known for sun, but residents there may be paying for that exposure.

07/23/2014

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May Is Melanoma Awareness Month

After the long winter, it’s not a surprise everyone is gearing up to enjoy some fun outdoors this summer. Before heading out to catch some rays, think about protecting your skin.

05/19/2014

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The Risks Of Sun Exposure And How To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Now that sun exposure is considered a cancer risk on the same level with tobacco and asbestos, it’s time to get serious about protecting yourself.

06/03/2013

dog sun

Animal Update: Skin Cancer In Cats And Dogs

There have been interesting developments in the determination of effectiveness of sunscreens in the past few months, and the regulations will change starting next year. KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about what we should think about as this pertains to our pets.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/01/2011

Computerized mammography.

HealthWatch: Higher Cancer Risks For Taller Women

A new report published in The Lancet finds taller women are actually at increased risk for a wide variety of cancers.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

Matt Fong. (AP)

Former California Treasurer Matt Fong Dies

Former California state treasurer Matt Fong, a Republican who lost a challenge to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, died Wednesday after a four-year battle with skin cancer.

CBS San Francisco–06/01/2011

(Credit: The Skin Cancer Foundation)

Skin Cancer: 38 Photos That Could Save Your Life

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with more than 3.5 million cases affecting more than two million people each year…

CBS San Francisco–05/02/2011

A customer at a salon has her nails done. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: UV Dryers At Salons May Pose Cancer Risk

It’s not just nail polish with toxic chemicals causing safety concerns. There is another hazard at nail salons that has some doctors suggesting women wear sunscreen before getting a manicure.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/04/2010

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