65 years old
The Average age of those diagnosed with Melanoma
In 2020 the number of estimated new cases of melanoma in the US
20% of all Americans will develop Skin Cancer in their lifetime
The minimum amount of sunscreen estimated to cover all exposed areas of the body
How Can I prevent Skin cancer
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends following these tips to decrease the risk of Skin Cancer
- Seek shade between 10 AM and 2 PM-If your shadow appears shorter than you, seek shade.
- Wear protective clothing, such as long sleeved shirts, pants, a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses where possible.
- Generously apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher to all exposed skin. Reapply approximately every 2 hours, even on cloudy days and after swimming and sweating.
- Use extra caution near water, snow, and sand because they reflect and intensify the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chances of sunburn.
- Avoid tanning beds, Ultra-violet light from the sun and tanning beds can cause skin cancer and wrinkling. If you want to look tan, consider using a self tanning product but continue to use sunscreen with it.
Early detection saves lives, Melanoma is almost completely curable if found early. Have a each others back. Ask a loved one to check you for spots on areas of the body you cannot see well.
Find a spot, but not sure what it is? Schedule a visit with a Skin Care professional today.
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