Blog posts matching "Skin Cancer and Indoor Tanning"

February 10, 2017

Taking on Cancer in Your State Capitol

February 10, 2017

Throughout the country, in every state, territory and Washington D.C., ACS CAN staff and volunteers have hit the ground running in 2017, working with local lawmakers to pass and implement public health policies proven to have the highest impact in saving lives from cancer.

February 9, 2016

Massachusetts Moves to Protect Teens from Indoor Tanning

February 9, 2016

Great news last week out of Massachusetts where Governor Charlie Baker and the state legislature enacted new legislation to prevent youth under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning devices. ACS CAN staff and volunteers have been working hard to protect Massachusetts teens from the harms of indoor tanning and weŠ—'re hoping that this early legislative win in 2016 sets the tone for other states to do the same.

August 6, 2015

How Does Your State Measure Up on Policies to Fight Cancer?

August 6, 2015

According to a new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? released today, most state legislatures are missing opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only save lives, but also generate new revenue and long-term health care savings.

July 29, 2014

Guest Post: A Call to Action from a Skin Cancer Survivor

July 29, 2014

With todayŠ—'s release of the Surgeon GeneralŠ—'s Call to Action on Skin Cancer, I wanted impress upon my readers why it is so important that our nation has an action plan for dealing with this devastating cancer by sharing MeganŠ—'s powerful story.

May 23, 2014

DonŠ—'t Fry Day: Louisiana, Minnesota Protecting Minors from Indoor Tanning

May 23, 2014

The summer season kicks off today with Š—“DonŠ—'t Fry DayŠ— Š—– an annual day dedicated to encouraging good sun safety behavior to prevent skin cancer. As the American Cancer SocietyŠ—'s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Len, will tell you, itŠ—'s critically important to wear good sunscreen and shade your skin from the sun starting at an early age. In addition to protecting yourself from the harmful rays of the sun, itŠ—'s also important to avoid indoor tanning beds -- especially important for youth.