The following post first ran on HuffPost’s Healthy Living blog and can be accessed here. With summer’s arrival and more time spent outdoors everyone should take a minute to read the information below.
Did you know 10,000 people in the U.S. will die from a preventable cancer this year alone?
That preventable cancer is skin cancer. And yes, we know you’re tired of being told to wear sunscreen, put on a hat, and hang out in the shade, but these practices can be life-saving.
About 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, will account for more than 73,000 cases of skin cancer this year alone. Of those cases, 10,000 people will die . Of those cases, 33,490 are women, and 4,220 of those women will die .
This summer, let’s all take better care of our skin, starting with busting some common skin cancer myths.
Myth 1: Putting On Sunscreen Is Good Enough (more…)