Some Thoughts About Skin Cancer

The weather is beautiful and people are headed to the beach, the pool or the park. What sometimes is forgotten is the risk of too much sun exposure and the most common type of cancer: skin cancer.  Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer. This list is from www.cancer.org

Skin cancer risk factors

Risk factors for skin cancer include:

Signs and symptoms of skin cancer

Skin cancer can be found early, and you and your health care providers play key roles in finding skin cancer. Learn how to examine your skin for changes. If you have any of these symptoms, see a provider:

A change in sensation, such as itchiness, tenderness, or pain

Can skin cancer be prevented?

The best ways to help lower your risk of skin cancer is to stay out of intense sunlight and practice sun safety. You can still exercise and enjoy the outdoors while practicing sun safety at the same time. Here are some ways to be sun safe:

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