Tag - skin cancer

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Fun in the Sun: Summer Sun Safety Tips from the CDC
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Protect Your Skin All Summer Long
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Skin Cancer Awareness and Sun Safety
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Types of Skin Cancer
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The Warning Signs of Skin Cancer
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5 Myths About Skin Cancer
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Tanning, the Real Truth-June Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
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Block the Sun not the Fun

Fun in the Sun: Summer Sun Safety Tips from the CDC

Now that summer and warmer weather have finally arrived, it’s time to go outside and play with family, do yard work, or relax by the pool. However the nice weather and these fun activities put people at risk of more exposure to the sun’s harmful UV radiation and its dangerous side effects. The Centers for…

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Protect Your Skin All Summer Long

Whether your summer plans involve trips to the beach, picnics, bike rides or chasing after your kids, be sure to slather on the sunscreen. One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime. Sun exposure is a preventable risk factor for skin cancer. Before stepping outside, apply sunscreen to all…

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Skin Cancer Awareness and Sun Safety

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning. Sun Safety Tips Check the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s UV…

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Types of Skin Cancer

There are several different types of skin cancer, which are broken down into two categories – melanoma and non-melanoma. The most common type of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma, which tends to spread slowly and is generally easy to treat. Basal cell tumors may appear in various forms, such as waxy or white bumps…

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The Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

Skin cancers — including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma — often start as changes to your skin. They can be new growths or precancerous lesions — changes that are not cancer but could become cancer over time. An estimated 40% to 50% of fair-skinned people who live to be 65 will develop…

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5 Myths About Skin Cancer

Myth Number 1: Tanning actually protects my skin. The truth is tanning, just like sunburn, attacks the skin’s DNA. Altering the DNA leads to the development of abnormal cells which eventually may become cancerous. Myth Number 2: People of color don’t need to worry about sun exposure. People with naturally dark skin have greater protection,…

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Tanning, the Real Truth-June Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

With the appearance of summer, most of us find ourselves spending more time outdoors and being exposed to the sun. This month the Little Company of Mary Health Education Center shares “Tanning: The Real Truth” and practical tips to protect yourself from the damage caused by overexposure to UV radiation. Whether you are out in…

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Block the Sun not the Fun

By: Maggie Ostrowski, Community Health Intern, Health Education Center July is UV Safety Month! Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer found in the United States. The main cause of skin cancer is exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. There is good news: Skin cancer can be prevented! Encourage your family and others…

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