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BY Heather Alexander

Choosing skin care products can be overwhelming. There are so many ingredients and so many claims of benefits.

But there is one ingredient that has stayed the course since its introduction in the 1960s. Retin-A is a form of vitamin A used to rejuvenate skin and, in some cases, treat skin spots that may be precancerous. 

“Retin-A is a great product,” says dermatologist Anisha Patel, M.D. “The active ingredient is tretinoin...

Woman checks skin in a mirror.

BY Julia Dai, M.D.

High exposure to ultraviolet rays can cause anyone to get skin cancer. But some people are more likely to develop skin cancer than others....

BY Molly Adams

Whether you have a tattoo from radiation therapy or have a meaningful design you’ve worn for years, there are a few things you should know...

BY Molly Adams

As we spend more time outside this summer, you may be wondering how best to protect yourself from the sun’s damaging UV rays and reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. 

Certain cancer treatments can also make you more sensitive to the sun, so you want to make sure you’re getting the right protection. Seeking shade is the most effective way to prevent sun exposure, but when you can’t avoid it, there are ways to protect...

Illustration of two bottles of cream sunscreen. One reads "Mineral sunscreen 50." The other reads "Chemical sunscreen 50."

BY Rebecca Howell, Ph.D.

I’ve never been diagnosed with cancer, but I still get screened at MD Anderson for both breast cancer and skin cancer every year. And I tell...

BY Logan Carver

If life hands you lemons, do NOT squeeze them outside. When I tried that, it soured my summer in a single afternoon.

Citrus fruits,...

BY Heather Alexander

Almost everyone has at least one mole, and you may already regularly check your moles for signs of change.

That’s a good idea since...

BY Pamela Schlembach, M.D.

Keeping cool during the summer can be a challenge for even the healthiest individuals. So, how do you manage it when you’re a cancer patient...

BY Danielle Underferth

If you have dark skin, you may think you have natural protection from sunburns, sun damage and skin cancer. But the relationship between skin...

BY Heather Alexander

If you’ve seen reports about the carcinogen benzene being found in sunscreen, you may be wondering what it means for your sun-safety routine...