The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Before the hot summer sun starts beat down on us, it is a great time to review the importance of sun safety.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer that can be found in the United States. In the course of a persons lifetime, about 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer. The statistics may seem frightening, but skin cancer is extremely popular and the risks of obtaining the disease are high. That is why it is especially important to take care of your skin in order to decrease your risk for melanoma.
Protecting yourself from sun damage:
Cover your skin with hats and clothing made of dark, tightly woven fabric.