About Our Journal:
For more than 40 years, The Skin Cancer Foundation has been fighting the world’s most common cancer with medically reviewed content and programs that are trusted by millions. We empower people to take a proactive approach to daily sun protection and the early detection and treatment of skin cancer. For 39 of those years, our annual Journal has been sharing advice from top experts as well as personal stories from those who have experienced skin cancer.
Our articles are written in easy-to-understand language for a public audience, and are edited with great care for timeliness, fact-checking and medical review. After this difficult pandemic year, bringing doctors and patients back together — whether in the dermatologist’s office or through this magazine — has never been more important. It is the theme of our cover, above, and of the issue.
Similar to an annual report, the magazine also highlights the Foundation’s programs and events, as well as our members and donors who support our efforts to fight the world’s most common cancer.
Some issue highlights:
- Face Facts Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer and is often easy to treat and cure. But BCC on your face can be a big deal, as actress and producer Alison Sweeney learned when she was diagnosed. By Leslie Laurence
- The Mind-Skin Stress Connection Does your state of mind affect your skin health, or does your skin health affect your state of mind? The link works both ways! Our experts explain what you need to know and how to mitigate the damage. By Jen Singer
- High Altitude, High Risk The view from above it all has the power to change your perspective. It also presents dangers, including a greater probability of skin cancer the higher you go. These extraordinary achievers, including a ski racer, a NASA pilot and an astronaut, explain why they accept the risks — and how the rewards are out of this world. By Julie Bain
- When a Common Skin Cancer Advances While most people with basal cell carcinoma are easily treated, some are not so lucky. Today there are more options for these patients, and our guide provides navigation and support.
- How Immunotherapy Is Like an Old Western Movie See, in comic book form, how medications that lasso the immune system can work for you like the sheriffs and cavalries of old. By Julia Langer, with illustrations by James Yang
- Building Your Skin Cancer Team If your cancer has advanced, you may need these additional medical professionals to support your treatment and recovery. By Becky Kamowitz
- Is It Time to Seek a Second Opinion? Though you may feel awkward, getting a second opinion can be a great tool to help you take control of your health and find peace of mind. By Ali Venosa
- Healthy Skin in Your Pocket Seven simple ways your phone can help you protect skin health and detect skin cancer early. By Victoria Kopec
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