May 27, 2022, declared as “Don’t Fry Day” by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention and its broad coalition of member organizations, encourages sun safety awareness and reminds everyone to protect their skin by taking ‘small steps to sun safety’ while enjoying the outdoors. To show our support for the campaign, RRHC handed out sunscreen packets to patients.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the nation, with almost 5.5 million cases diagnosed in Americans each year – more than breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancers combined. In fact, 1 out of every 5 Americans will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer in their lifetime.
Skin cancer is highly preventable. Over 90% of all skin cancer is caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or indoor tanning devices. Americans can dramatically reduce their risk of skin cancer by:
• Not burning or tanning intentionally – no tan is a safe tan
• Generously applying sunscreen (remembering to reapply every two hours)
• Wearing sun-protective clothing
• Seeking shade during peak times of the day
• Using extra caution near water, snow, and sand
Remember, if you notice an odd or discolored spot on your skin, RRHC’s medical providers are happy to exam it and make the necessary referral! Don’t wait! Call or text 304-643-4005 for an appointment.
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