Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in the USA. About 3.5 Million cases of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the USA. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, will be diagnosed in 73,000 individual in the USA in 2015.
We all love to spend time outdoors and enjoy the sun. The American Cancer Society has a quick guide to protecting yourself from sun damage and potential skin cancer. It’s called the “Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap” Rule.
- Slip on a shirt – Wear protective clothing when you go outside, expose as little skin as possible.
- Slop on the Sunscreen – Use sunscreen and lip balm with at least 30 SPF or higher and reapply every 2 hours.
- Slap on a hat – Cover your head with a wide brim hat, remember to protect your neck and ears.
- Wrap on Sunglasses – Wear Sunglasses to protect your eyes
Enjoy your time outdoors this summer and reduce your risk of skin cancer.