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Just Say No To Skin Cancer

 

My son went swimming over the weekend and didn't put on sunscreen.  He's still hurting even a few days later, and I don't think he'll make that mistake again!  Enjoy these hot summer days safely by using sunscreen every time you will be outside for a significant time.

 

Did you Know? 

  • One in five Americans will develop skin cancer (about 9,500 each day), making it the most common cancer in the United States.  Twenty people die of melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer) every day.  

  • Just one blistering sunburn as a child or teen can almost double your risk of developing melanoma later in life. 

  • Even on a cloudy day, 80% of the sun's UV rays can reach your skin.

  • Sand and water reflect the sun and create even more intense, damaging rays.

 

Are you worried about sunscreen safety?  The American Academy of Dermatology has you covered there, too.  Read up on the latest, evidenced-based advice here. 

 

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