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The Best of Sunblock – Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention

It’s that time of year again, those months we all look forward to when life (sometimes) gets a little bit slower, the days a bit longer, and many of us take (yes!!!!!) a vacation.

Skin cancer is the number one cancer and May is skin cancer detection and prevention month. This blog is designed to help you do both.

Do You Know the ABCDE’s of Skin Cancer?

Moles, brown spots and growths on the skin are usually harmless – but not always.

Anyone who has more than 100 moles is at greater risk for melanoma.

The first signs can appear in one or more atypical moles. That’s why it’s so important to get to know your skin very well and to recognize any changes in the moles on your body.

  • Asymmetry
  • Border
  • Color
  • Diameter
  • Evolving

Look for the ABCDE signs of melanoma, and if you see one or more, make an appointment with a physician immediately.

 

 80% of Sunscreens Don’t Really Work or Have ‘Worrisome’ Ingredients: 

TIME Magazi

Summer is around the corner, and when it comes to sunscreen, it’s important to know how to stay covered.

Yet new research published in the

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

shows that many Americans aren’t protecting their skin as much as they should. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked people how often they use sunscreen when out in the sun for over an hour and only 14% of men said they regularly slathered on sunscreen. Women, at 30%, were twice as diligent about putting on sunscreen, while men were more likely than women to report never using sunscreen. (Full Article)
A Guide to Safer Sunscreens: