Skin Cancer Know The Facts Reduce The Risk

65 years old

The Average age of those diagnosed with Melanoma

100,350 Cases

In 2020 the number of estimated new cases of melanoma in the US

1-5 Americans

20% of all Americans will develop Skin Cancer in their lifetime

1 Ounce

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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