Tag - Sun Safety

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Land of the Free and Home of Healthy and Happy: Tips from the IDPH for a Safe 4th of July
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Skin Cancer Awareness and Sun Safety
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The Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

Land of the Free and Home of Healthy and Happy: Tips from the IDPH for a Safe 4th of July

Fourth of July is right around the corner, which means people across the country are getting ready for big red, white and blue blowouts to celebrate our nation’s independence. The Illinois Department of Public Health has outlined four safety areas that should be monitored to avoid illness and injury. Follow these tips make the most…

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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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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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