Fun in the Sun Awareness

Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Skin Cancer Awareness Month

The hot weather is in full swing and with that also comes great caution when we are in the great outdoors. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. According to the office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP),

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV radiation can also come from tanning booths or sunlamps. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is called melanoma.

Let’s be mindful about raising awareness regarding skin cancer and how you can take action to prevent or detect it. Skin cancer can affect anyone regardless of skin tone or ethnicity.

Although the sun can be a natural source of vitamin D it is imperative that we be Sun-Smart! For more information about the precautions you can take in the fight against skin cancer, check out these helpful tips from Healthfinder.gov (ODPHP) or the Skin Cancer Foundation.

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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Skin Cancer, Cancer

Skin cancer is a very serious matter. As the month of May brings skin cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, screening, prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated skin cancer information throughout the year.

Cancer of the skin is often divided into two categories: non-melanoma and melanoma acording to CancerConnect.com. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates there are well over 1 million unreproted cases of non-melanoma (basal cell or squamous cell) cancers annually annually in the United States.

Reduce Your Skin Cancer Risk and check out these prevention guidelines by clicking here to visit the Skin Cancer Foundation.