Approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer DAILY.
Even ONE blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence can nearly double a person’s chance of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, later in life. Sadly nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma every day.
– UV exposure is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers
– Water, snow and sand can reflect and intensify the sun’s damaging rays
– Even on cloudy days, up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays can reach your skin
Practice Safe Sun
Everyone is at risk of skin cancer – regardless of age, gender or race. Your skin needs protection from the sun in order to reduce your risk of skin cancer.
Follow these simple steps:
1. Seek shade: especially from 10 am to 2pm when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
2. Dress to protect yourself from the sun: by wearing a long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses.
3. Apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen: with an SPF of 30 or higher. Remember to reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating.