Do You Have Enough “Skin in the Game” When It Comes to Sun Safety?
Your skin is amazing!
Statistics don’t lie. People in Delaware aren’t doing enough to protect themselves from skin cancer. Here’s where we stand.
If you think you look healthier with a tan, you’re fooling yourself. Damaging rays can cause skin cancer and melanoma that can threaten your life. Make sure you’ll be here to enjoy every summer to come by knowing the facts about what can put you at risk.
You may wonder — is that rough spot on my arm something I should worry about? Here’s a list of descriptions that will help you decide if you should see a dermatologist.
Some things that happen to you—or are just part of the normal pattern of life—could put you at risk for skin cancer. It’s important to know about them.
Skin cancer and melanoma are risks you take every time you step outside. Make sure you and your family are protected. Follow these simple rules.
Moles can change over time. It’s important to know what changes could be a sign of skin cancer. Here’s what you should look for.
You make sure they eat right and see to it they wear their bike helmets. You teach them to watch when they cross the street and stay away from strangers. But the sun can do a lot of harm if your children aren’t protected. Follow these guidelines to keep them safe from skin cancer later in life.
Just because you’re not working on a tan doesn’t mean you aren’t at risk for skin cancer. Working outside means you’re exposed to the harmful rays of the sun. Be sure you protect yourself. Here’s what you can do.
Just in case you were wondering, skin cancer is life-threatening. It can spread just like any other cancer if it’s not caught early. Here are some important statistics.
Long-term sun exposure, sunbathing, using indoor tanning, or having sunburns increases your chance of developing skin cancer.
You may be surprised to know that you can still get a sunburn on an overcast day, or if you have prolonged sun exposure while driving or sitting near a window.
Despite advances in sun safety awareness, many young people are still lax about using sunscreen and practicing other “safe sun” habits.
Learning what is normal for your skin—and what is not—is one of the best things you can do to catch skin cancer early.