May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
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, although UV radiation can also come from tanning booths or sunlamps. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and it can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early.
Take simple steps today to protect your skin:
How to select a sunscreen
Do you know that some sunscreens can prevent sunburn, reduce your risk of getting skin cancer, and help prevent early signs of skin aging? When selecting a sunscreen, make sure the label says:
To learn more about skin cancer, early detection or how to perform a self checks you can visit the American Academy of Dermatology website at https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/learn-about-skin-cancer/detect/body-mole-map