Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month
Today, the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend, is "DON'T FRY DAY!” In fact, the month of May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month. It's an opportunity to remind yourself and others that protecting your skin EVERY day is vitally important.
As mentioned on the flyer above...
There will be over five million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the US this year.
One American dies every 45 minutes from skin cancer.
Melanoma accounts for 90% of skin cancer deaths.
Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer in young, white, American women.
72% of melanomas in children occur in girls between the ages of 15 to 19.
Skin cancer is preventable and easily recognized.
A = Avoid unprotected exposure to sunlight, seek shade, and never indoor tan.
W = Wear protective clothing and sunglasses year-round.
A = Apply recommended amounts of broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF ≥ 30
(on all exposed skin, and reapply every two hours, or as needed)
R = Routinely examine your whole body for changes in your skin and report concerns
to your healthcare provider. Express Care of the Shoals can assist you - contact us.
E = Educate your family and community about the need to be SunAWARE.