Tag: skin cancer

A wardrobe must-have!

Posted on March 4th, by Helen in Sun Protective Clothing. 12 comments

Get yourself a Mott 50 Cardigan.

Seeking shade

Posted on March 3rd, by Helen in Blog, Sun Protective Clothing. 5 comments

ETSIS Travel Escape Crusher Hat.

Think Twice

Posted on March 1st, by staff in Dermatological Advice, Health. 5 comments

Are Gel Manicures bad for you?

Favorite Sunscreen 2012

Posted on December 31st, by Helen in Blog, Obsessions, Products. 8 comments

Elta MD UV Physical SPF 41

My First Skin Cancer Check

Posted on December 17th, by staff in I tried it!, Treatments. 8 comments

My first head-to-toe skin check-up.

The Base Tan Myth

Posted on August 24th, by staff in Expert Tips. 11 comments

Dr. Lisa Kellett of DLK on Avenue in Toronto thinks a base tan not worth the high risk of getting skin cancer.

Skin Cancer Truths

Posted on August 24th, by staff in Dermatological Advice, Skincare. 3 comments

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?

Here’s the skinny on skin cancer

Posted on August 8th, by Helen in Uncategorized. 5 comments

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.”

Smart Summer Skin Care

Posted on July 25th, by Helen in Skincare. 10 comments

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.

Children Sunscreen vs Adult Sunscreens

Posted on May 29th, by Helen in Skincare. 8 comments

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?

Tanning Pros and Cons

Posted on May 20th, by Helen in Dermatological Advice. 2 comments

According to Dr. Lisa Kellett, a dermatologist at DLK on Avenue in Toronto, there are more cons than pros to tanning beds.

A dermatologist busts 5 skin care myths

Posted on July 20th, by Helen in Dermatological Advice, Skincare. 5 comments

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.

Skincare for 50 and over

Posted on June 22nd, by Helen in Uncategorized. 11 comments

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 dismiss sunscreen worries

Posted on May 27th, by Helen in Uncategorized. 5 comments

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.

Viral video turns spotlight on melanoma

Posted on May 11th, by Helen in Uncategorized. 22 comments

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.

Photodynamic therapy for precancerous spots

Posted on July 20th, by Helen in Uncategorized. 2 comments

Dr Kellett speaks to Zoomer magazine about Photodynamic therapy for precancerous spots plus sun protection tips.