American Cancer Society Promoting Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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As we observe Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the American Cancer Society underscores the urgency of skin cancer prevention and early detection. Despite over 5 million Americans diagnosed annually, awareness remains crucial. The society recommends regular skin checks and emphasizes the “Slip! Slop! Slap! and Wrap” strategy: slipping on protective clothing, slopping on SPF 30 sunscreen, slapping on a wide-brimmed hat, and wrapping on UV-blocking sunglasses. These steps are vital as summer approaches, increasing the risk with more outdoor activities. Remember, skin cancer does not discriminate by age or ethnicity, making prevention strategies key for everyone. Mark your calendars for “Don’t Fry Day” on May 26 to raise additional awareness.

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