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Sun Protection

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Lindsay Hauser

on 1 April 2013

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Transcript of Sun Protection

What Really Matters? Sun Protection May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month How many of you have had this experience? Laying in the sun on a beautiful sunny day.... So what's the harm of a sunburn? Dark Spots Or more seriously... A person with five or more sunburns in their
lifetime double their risk for melanoma.

With melanoma being the deadliest form of skin cancer it really is no joking matter. Are you aware of your skin? And then had this unfortunate event happen... Or came home looking like this.... TANLINES Or even worse.... The Skin Cancer Foundation learned
that 42% of people polled get a sunburn
at least once a year. Wrinkles Saggy Skin Skin Cancer And using this... And then looking like this... MELANOMA And getting one of these... Could Result in.... Otherwise known as: A Painful Sunburn And all those years of doing this.. BCC is the most common type of skin cancer. It is estimated that 2.8 million cases are diagnosed each year. BCC often look like open sores, red patches, or scars. It almost never spreads, but can be disfiguring. 8 out of 10 Skin Cancers are
BASAL CELL CARCINOMAS It is the most common form of ALL CANCERS Learn to SPOT skin cancer EARLY When caught early it has a 98% survival rate Know Your
A B C D E A Asymmetry B Border C Color D Diameter E Evolving It is NEVER too late to protect yourself! Seek Shade Cover Up Examine Your Skin Use Sunscreen Avoid tanning WEAR:
Sunglasses
Long sleeves
A Hat Do a self check once a month
Get a yearly professional skin exam Apply 2 tablespoons 30 mins before going outside
Make sure it is SPF 15 or higher
Reapply every 2 hours or after excessive sweating or swimming Indoors or outdoors Especially between 10am and 4pm when UV rays are most intense And if you think skin cancer can't happen to you .... It happened to all of these people 68% of people on UVA's health plan do not use adequate amounts of sun protection All of those behaviors can lead to
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