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5 Tips for Teaching Sun Safety to Children

In sunny Southern California, our kids spend long summer days on the beach or by the pool. There’s no shortage of sunshine, but are your kids protecting their skin from the harsh sun’s rays? “Experts estimate that nearly 80% of one’s lifetime sun exposure occurs before age 20,” shared Dr. Steven Q. Wang, program director … Read More
Published On: July 10, 2024

Hoag Provides the Best Melanoma Prevention and Treatment Under the Sun

What makes Orange County one of the most desirable places to live on Earth is also what makes the Hoag Melanoma & Skin Cancer Program so vital to our community: the sun. More than 1,000 people are diagnosed with skin cancer in Orange County every year. That is a higher rate per capita than both … Read More
Published On: June 5, 2024

The ABCDEs of Melanoma

What to look for in moles and beauty marks:  Asymmetry – Growths in which one half doesn’t match the other half.  Borders – Irregular borders with edges that are ragged, notched or blurred.  Color – Pigmentation that’s not uniform; with shades of tan, brown and black present. Dashes of red, white and blue may add … Read More
Published On: June 5, 2024

Chemical, Mineral or Tinted? Picking a Sunscreen can be Confusing.

Consumers have many choices when it comes to sunscreen, but it can be confusing to know which product to use and how best to wear it. The best sunscreen, experts say, is the one you’ll wear every day. Regular use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen can reduce the risk of skin cancer for many people. In the … Read More
Published On: August 2, 2023

What This Oncologist Is Saying About Sunscreen May Surprise You

With summer upon us and June gloom gone, many are out enjoying the sunshine. “The question we need to ask ourselves is, ‘How can I protect myself from harmful UV rays on sunny days and gloomy days alike?’” Steven Q. Wang, medical director of dermatologic oncology at Hoag Family Cancer Institute said. The answer may … Read More
Published On: August 1, 2023

The ABCDEs of Melanoma

Summer is nearly here. Beach, sand, water, and… of course, sun. By now you should know well enough to use sunscreen and limit your exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays. But did you also know that it is also important to schedule an annual exam with your doctor to check for changes to your … Read More
Published On: June 26, 2023