May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! With the start of summer around the corner, we want to share some tips to make sure you stay protected while enjoying the sun.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US. Exposure to UV radiation from the sun, tanning booths, and sunlamps increases your risk of skin cancer.
There are a few different types of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types, but rarely cause serious problems. Melanoma is the most worrisome type of skin cancer, but if it is identified and treated early, it is usually curable.
The good news is that there is a lot you can do to prevent skin cancer. Here are 6 helpful tips to keep you safe in the sun:
Identifying skin cancer early is very important. The earlier it is identified, the easier it is to cure. Contact your physician if you see any concerning moles or growths on your skin.
Click here to learn more about skin cancer prevention and access helpful resources from The Skin Cancer Foundation.
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