MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARNESS MONTH

 


ARBOR VIEW FAMILY MEDICINE REMINDS ALL TO BE SAFE IN THE SUN
MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARNESS MONTH

 

LANCASTER, OH, May 15, 2014– The National Skin Cancer Foundation reports skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, more than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually. Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen. Sunscreen alone is not enough, however. Read their full list of skin cancer prevention tips below.

  • Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
  • Do not burn.
  • Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths.
  • Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Repeat every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
  • Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
  • Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
  • See your physician every year for a professional skin exam.

 

Arbor View Family Medicine Physicians are specialists in Family Practice. Their training has prepared them to handle the medical needs of both children and adults. They are one of the few regional practices that manage care of their patients in all settings, including Fairfield Medical Center. Their mission is to promote excellence in health care by providing the highest professional standards of care. Arbor View Family Medicine has been providing care to the families of Lancaster and surrounding communities since 1997. They care for each patient with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. 

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