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Don't Fry: Preventing Skin Cancer

American Cancer Society Infographics 2013 N 04 DON'T FRY: PREVENTING SKIN CANCER Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. More than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States. That's more than all other cancers combined. Skin cancer rates have been on the rise over the past few decades. The good news is that you can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer. SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST COMMON OF ALL CANCER TYPES NEW CANCER CASES IN THE U.S. THIS YEAR O = 10,000 cases SKIN CANCER (non-melanoma) 3,500,000 PROSTATE CANCER 238,590 00000000000000000000000. BREAST CANCER 234,580 000000000000000000000000 LUNG CANCER 228,190 0000000000000000000000 COLORECTAL CANCER 142,820 00000000000000 Skin cancer cases don't just outweigh these four cancers – they outweigh 3.5M cases of non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed in 2.2M people, with some patients having more than one diagnosis. all cancers combined! MOST SKIN CANCERS ARE CAUSED BY THE SUN'S UVA AND UVB ULTRAVIOLET (UV) RAYS UVA RAYS UVB RAYS skin surface epidermis Both UVA and UVB rays cause DNA damage, which greatly increases skin cancer risk. dermis fat ANYONE CAN GET SKIN CANCER, BUT BE EXTRA CAREFUL IF YOU... have natural blonde or red hair take medications that make you sensitive to light have freckles . have had a lot of sunburns and burn before tanning are fair skinned. have a condition that lowers your immune system spend a lot of time outdoors • have a family history of skin cancer, especially melanoma have had skin cancer before have a lot of moles, or large or irregularly shaped moles (see live in or travel to hot climates • or high altitudes PROTECTING YOURSELF IS VITAL Sunscreeh WHAT TO LOOK FOR how to apply it BROAD SPECTRUM Protects against both UVA and UVB rays Be generous! 1 ounce SPF 30 (about a palmful) should be used to .at least! cover the arms, legs, neck and face. Don't forget your water Tesistant ears, hands, feet and underarms. Reapply at least every 2 hours. More often if you're in and out of water or sweating. 40 minutes of total protection EXP. 05 30 15 Sunscreen expires! SPF 30 BLOCKS 97% OF UVB RAYS DON'T ORGET TO.. SEEK SHADE (especially 10am - 4pm) COVER UP WITH CLOTHING DITCH TANNING BEDS OR LAMPS WEAR A HAT WEAR SUNGLASSES COVER UP THE KIDDIES, TOO! SUPPORT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 100 years ago, we began the fight of a lifetime. Today, you can help us finish the fight. When you support the Learn More l Stay Protected II American Cancer Society, you join millions of others who Detect It Early Il are committed to the fight to end cancer. You help save lives in your community and around the world. Thank you for supporting these lifesaving efforts that get us closer to a world with less cancer and more birthdays. American Cancer Society THE OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF BIRTHDAYS: The Friday before Memorial Day is Don't Fry Day- Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get welI, by finding cures, and by fighting back. © 2013 American Cancer Society, Inc. All rights reserved. The American Cancer Society is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Source for Sunscreen Labeling Information: FDA Consumer Health Information. FDA Sheds Light on Sunscreens. DARK PATCHES WRINKLES LoOSE SKIN PREMATURE AGING DNA DAMAGE EYE PROBLEMS

Don't Fry: Preventing Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. More than 3.5 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States, and nearly 77,000 cases of melanoma (the most ...


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