May 25, 2023 Skin Cancer Myth vs Fact

New Jersey’s leading resource for the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and melanoma

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States with more people diagnosed than all other cancers combined. However, it is also one of the most preventable.

To contact one of New Jersey’s best skin cancer specialists call 844-CANCERNJ or 844-226-2376.

Learn more: How Common is Skin Cancer? And More Questions You’re Afraid to Ask

The skin cancer specialists at RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey provide comprehensive multidisciplinary care to patients with melanoma and other skin cancers such as Merkel cell carcinoma, eccrine/sebaceous carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. As New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, patients have access to complex surgical techniques, clinical trials, precision medicine, immunotherapy, and innovative radiation therapy procedures, close to home.

Franz Smith, MD, FACS
Franz Smith, MD, FACS

Ask a Doctor…with Dr. Franz Smith

Franz Smith, MD, FACS, Medical Director of The Melanoma Center, Chief Academic Officer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and the Northern Lead for the Melanoma and Soft Tissue Oncology Program for RWJBarnabas Health, answers questions about the importance of sun protection.

Enjoy Your Day Outside with these Simple Sun Strategies

  • sunscreen icon Slather on Sunscreen
    Utilize sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 and reapply every two hours
  • umbrella icon Sit in the Shade
    Seek shade under an umbrella, cabana or other shelter
  • hat icon Wear a Hat
    A hat with a brim that shades your face, ears and the back of your neck is best
  • sunglasses icon Protect your Eyes
    Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and the skin around your eyes from UV rays

To contact one of New Jersey’s best skin cancer specialists call 844-CANCERNJ or 844-226-2376.