Protect Yourself from the Sun's Harmful Rays

Skin cancer is the most common cancer of all. More skin cancer cases are diagnosed each year than prostate, breast, lung, colon, uterine, ovarian and pancreatic combined. Although this statistic is alarming, there's a lot you can do to lessen your risk of developing skin cancer. Read more detailed information about skin cancer prevention here.

Helpful tips for skin cancer prevention:

  • When in the sun, wear adequate clothing including a hat and sunglasses. Use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Make sure your sunscreen is not expired, and apply properly and generously, paying extra attention to those areas not covered by clothing.
  • Reapply at least every two hours; more frequently if you are swimming or sweating, and after towel-drying yourself.
  • Wear sunglasses in order to protect your eyes from UV rays
  • Regularly perform self-skin examinations in order to detect any abnormalities early.