Dermatologist teams up with daughter to expose dangers of sun damage Dr. Glynis Ablon and her daughter Ashley share important lessons with young readers and their parents about the dangers of overexposure to the sun in "Ashley's Ultraviolet Adventures" MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. - As a dermatologist, Dr. Ablon comes in contact with individuals affected by the sun's harmful rays every day. She believes that the general public is unaware of how dangerous sun exposure can be, and has written "Ashley's Ultraviolet Adventures" (ISBN 1463703090) with her 8-year-old daughter to inform young readers and their parents on how to protect themselves. Dr. Ablon's daughter, Ashley, shares fond memories of her grandparents with readers. She describes the time her grandpa face planted in the cold snow and her grandma's "food on her face," which always made her laugh. But once her grandfather was diagnosed with melanoma, her grandparents provided her not only with funny stories, but important life lessons as well. Dr. Ablon's daughter goes on to explain why sunscreen and protection from the sun is so important for individuals of all ages. She balances the humorous stories of her grandparents with the serious diagnosis throughout the story. Ablon wants readers to remember that they can prevent sun damage with proper measures, and lower their risk for skin cancer in the future. "With one in five individuals diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, it is the most common cancer of all," Dr. Ablon said. "As parents, we want to protect our children, but it can be difficult to explain that a suntan is actually damaged skin cells." As a dermatologist and mother of two children with a family history of non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancer, Dr. Ablon strongly believes in educating the public on the dangers of sun exposure and how to protect one's skin and health.