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Prevent. Detect. Live.

™

Prevent.
How can I prevent skin cancer?

1in5

Americans will develop
skin cancer in their lifetime.

The American Academy of Dermatology encourages you to have
fun outdoors and follow these quick tips to decrease your risk of
skin cancer:

Prevent.

* SEEK SHADE BETWEEN 10 A.M. AND 2 P.M. If your shadow
appears shorter than you, seek shade.

* WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, such as a long-sleeved shirt,
pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, where possible.

* GENEROUSLY APPLY A BROAD-SPECTRUM, WATER-RESISTANT
SUNSCREEN with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher
to all exposed skin. Reapply approximately every two hours,
even on cloudy days and after swimming or sweating.

ANYONE

CAN GET SKIN CANCER,
REGARDLESS OF SKIN COLOR

ONE OUNCE OF SUNSCREEN,
* USE EXTRA CAUTION NEAR WATER, SNOW AND SAND
because they reflect and intensify the damaging rays of the
sun, which can increase your chances of sunburn.
* AVOID TANNING BEDS. Ultraviolet light from the sun and
tanning beds can cause skin cancer and wrinkling. If you want
to look tan, consider using a self-tanning product, but continue
to use sunscreen with it.

18 Lehigh County Health & Medicine | SPRING 2017

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