Home Health House Calls: Preventing Skin Cancer

Published 06/11 2014 08:23AM

Updated 06/11 2014 08:28AM

Preventing Skin Cancer-

Welcome to Home Health House Calls.

Relaxing in the sun may feel good.
But it isn’t good for your skin.
In fact, being exposed to the sun’s harmful rays is a major cause of skin cancer.
This is a serious disease that can be life-threatening.
People of all ages and backgrounds are at risk.
But in most cases, skin cancer can be prevented.
You can act today to help prevent skin cancer.
Start by avoiding the sun’s UV rays.
Don’t use tanning beds- they are no safer than the sun.
Protect your skin when you go outdoors during the day.
Wear clothing that covers your skin and a wide brimmed hat.
Try to avoid the sun when it is strongest- between 10 and 4.
Use sunscreen if you are going to be exposed to the sun.
For the best protection an SPF of at least 30 is preferred.
Taking these steps can help protect your skin.
Now is the time to start taking preventive steps against skin cancer.

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