May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a great time to refresh our knowledge of skin cancer and make sure we have everything we need for summer sun protection.
Did You Know?
The most common form of human cancers is skin cancer and there are more new skin cancer cases annually than the combined incidences of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, and colon. A study in the Archives of Dermatology has shown that more than two million people in the US develop over 3.5 million non-melanoma skin cancers every year. This constitutes a more than 300 percent increase in skin cancer incidence since 1994, these figures confirm that skin cancer, is an epidemic.
Do you know that skin cancer can kill you?
Many people believe that skin cancer is relatively not dangerous – visit your doctor, have it removed, and life goes on. However, although skin cancer, particularly non-melanoma skin cancer, is usually very treatable when caught early, it should be taken seriously. Skin cancers have a high rate of recurrence, and anyone who has had one runs an increased risk of developing another type of skin cancer, including melanoma. [Read more…] about Sun Safety Tips