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Skin Cancer vs. Sunscreen: Dermatologists Weigh In On A New Study

In case you haven’t been paying attention, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and UV exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70, and actinic keratosis (known as AKs) is the most common precancer that affects more than 58M of us.

A new study published in JAMA on May 6th shows the chemicals found in sunscreen get absorbed into the bloodstream and has consumers and some physicians questioning the safety of SPF.

Dr. Darrell Rigel of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City, a skin cancer expert and a past president of the American Academy of Dermatology, is concerned that the study may be misleading to consumers and believes that it is crucial for everyone to understand the truth about skin cancer prevention and detection.

“We have always known that there is a very small amount of absorption of sunscreens in the bloodstream.”

Read full article here

Source: – Skin Cancer vs. Sunscreen: Dermatologists Weigh In On A New Study By, Wendy Lewis

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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