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Dr. Lisa Kellett of DLK on Avenue in Toronto thinks a base tan not worth the high risk of getting skin cancer.
The rising occurrence of sin cancer had us asking: For those pale-faced folk of a certain vintage, surely this is the health scourge of the 21st century?
There is, indeed, a connection between childhood sunburns and adult cases of skin cancer, Dr. Lisa Kellett said. “There is a direct connection. We know that most of the sun damage we get in our lifetime occurs before the age of 18.”
Don’t let the summer sun blind you to its risks. How you enjoy Canada’s great outdoors can have lasting health repercussions long after your tan has faded.
There’s a divide among parents: to apply sunscreen and potentially harmful chemicals on your kids, or not to apply sunscreen and take your chances with the sun?
According to Dr. Lisa Kellett, a dermatologist at DLK on Avenue in Toronto, there are more cons than pros to tanning beds.
Summer is the season to show more skin—and that puts our skin health and appearance at the forefront. But with so many different claims coming from the products on the market, it can be easy to waste time and money on things that just don’t work or don’t make sense.
Cancer risk is on the rise for aging skin. The 45-plus population grew up at a time when suntanning was considered healthy. “Thirty years ago, a deep, dark Bain de Soleil was a sign of health and leisure, so it’s more likely that this group has accumulated sun damage,” explains Dr. Lisa Kellett. Skin cancer occurs gradually, often manifesting itself years after sun exposure. So, if you’ve made it to age 60 and haven’t seen a rogue mole yet, don’t think you’ve necessarily dodged a bullet.
Today, we’re generally well educated to the fact that there’s no such thing as a healthy tan; instead, a tan is a sign of skin damage and a risk of melanoma. The good news, says Kellett, is, “If a 60-year-old learns how to behave responsibly in the sun that’s going to help when they’re 80.”
Skin cancer, the uncontrolled growth of malignant skin cells, is by far the most common type of cancer in Canada – surprisingly, almost more that breast, ovarian, prostate and colon cancers combined. You are your own first responder to this crisis. Most skin cancers are detected during self-examination and, fortunately, 90 per cent can be cured if detected early enough. … Read More »
Dermatologists are kicking sand in the face of two reports that claim two common sunscreen ingredients aren’t safe for use. The Environmental Working Group along with the influential consumer magazine, Consumer Reports, both recently released ratings of the best and worst sunscreen on the markets. And both warned that many sunscreens contain dangerous ingredients. But dermatologists say the worries are overblown.
“The problem (with these reports) is they get people scared about using sun protection,” Dr. Lisa Kellett tells CTV.ca.
The video, which can be viewed at dcmf.ca, was created by the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund, a group founded in memory of a local accountant who died from melanoma in 2005 at the age of 32. It was uploaded to YouTube May 2, because May is Melanoma Awareness Month in North America.
Dr Kellett speaks to Zoomer magazine about Photodynamic therapy for precancerous spots plus sun protection tips.