Thanks to Tomas Salas @tomasalas for making this photo available freely on Unsplash 🎁 https://unsplash.com/photos/ZSvlTa6yARw

Thanks to Tomas Salas @tomasalas for making this photo available freely on Unsplash 🎁
https://unsplash.com/photos/ZSvlTa6yARw

 

Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and with more time outside, there is no better time to practice sun safety.

Protecting your skin is critical to skin cancer prevention and should be practiced year-round, not just in the summer months.

Oceans, lakes, sand, and snow all reflect the sun’s rays helping to increase exposure to the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. During overcast days, ultraviolet rays penetrate even the darkest clouds, belying their potential to create sun damage.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer for Americans, with 5 million diagnoses yearly in the United States, as stated by SkinCancer.org.

The American Cancer Society estimates 99,780 new cases of melanoma in the U.S.

Read more on Laurie’s article at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News.

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