May 20, 2019
May is Skin Cancer Awareness month! Every day more than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the United States (U.S.). Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Skin cancer can affect anyone of any age and any race. Follow these tips to protect your skin from the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays and reduce your risk of skin cancer:
Remember, a tan is a sign that your skin has been injured. Whether you’re exposed to the sun’s UV rays or you visit an indoor tanning salon, every time you tan, your skin is damaged. As this damage builds, you speed up the aging of your skin and increase your risk for all types of skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
For this and more information, visit: https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/learn-about-skin-cancer/prevent