Deadly Differences: Women and Men are NOT the Same

We all know that men live shorter, less-healthy lives than women. Part of the problem is that men’s and women’s bodies respond differently to the same condition. And far too often, those differences kill. The bottom line is that despite attempts to treat men and women the same way, we’re different. And those differences often […]

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer, the abnormal growth of skin cells, affects people of all ages and races and most often develops on those areas most exposed to the sun.  It is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in the U.S. with more than 3.5 million diagnoses annually – more than the new diagnoses of breast, prostate, [...]

Melanoma: A Golfer’s Family Journey, Part II

Being a professional golfer means I spend most of time in the sun, which has proven to be a very dangerous thing. I found out first hand just how dangerous when I decided to go to the doctor to have my moles checked out. Since melanoma is hereditary, I thought it was the best thing to do.  I wasn’t prepared for what I was about ready to be told. I too had melanoma. Thankfully mine was in the earliest of stages and could be removed surgically. I have had over 22 moles removed, some malignant and others all precancerous. I now take much safer precautions in the sun by using sunblock and wearing SPF and UV clothing through one of my sponsors, UVSkinz.  I am one of the fortunate ones as melanoma is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing cancers. [Read more...]

Going outside? Don’t forget your sunscreen–too many of us do

If you’re over 50 and you put on sunscreen every time you go outside–even if it’s overcast–give yourself a pat on the back. But know that you’re in the minority. Fewer than 30 percent of men 50 and over (compared with 43 percent of women) say they always put on sunscreen when going outside in the sun, according to new research  by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

You should read the rest of my article at the Talking About Men’s Health blog, here.

Women with skin cancer do better than men — and it’s not estrogen

A new study found that men with skin cancer are 30% more likely to die or have a recurrence than women. Researchers thought that estrogen might have a protective effect. But the reasons are more complicated. You should check out my article on the  Talking About Men’s Health blog, here.

 

 

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