Get outside this weekend and enjoy the great weather! But be sure to protect yourself from the sun. It is early in the year and we think its not quite hot enough to pull out the sunscreen. Dont be fooled! Each year an estimated 1.2 million cases of skin cancer are reported. Most of these cases are curable with early detection and proper treatment. So prevent any skin cancer trouble and pay attention to a few:
- Try to stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest.
- Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays and has a SPF of 15 or greater.
- Wear protective, tightly woven clothing.
- Self-examination of the entire body using a full-length mirror in a brightly lit room is the best way to discover any signs of skin cancer that may require a physician’s attention. See your doctor if you notice any suspicious changes in your skin