Be safe in the sun

July is UV Safety Month.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the US each year than all other cancers combined. The number of skin cancer cases has been going up over the past few decades.

Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most of this exposure comes from the sun, but some may come from man-made sources, such as indoor tanning beds and sun lamps. The good news is that you can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from UV rays, as well as to catch skin cancer early so that it can be treated effectively.

An excerpt from: cancer.org

Visit www.cancer.org/healthy/be-safe-in-sun.html to educate yourself on the potential dangers of overexposure to UV rays, and get helpful tips on protecting you and your family while you’re having fun in the sun.

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