Skin Cancer – What You Need to Know

Given that summer is right around the corner, it’s a great time to brush up on your knowledge about sun protection. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it is estimated that as many as 9,700 Americans will die from melanoma this year. It’s also the most common cancer in young adults aged 25 to 29, which experts believe is directly correlated to tanning bed use. San Diego is known for our beautiful beaches, scenic hiking trails, and public parks. The key is to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities responsibly. The Skin Cancer Foundation has come up with a list of Prevention Guidelines to make sure you’re informed on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from the harmful effects of the sun.

10 Things You Don’t Know About Melanoma

By Susan Rinkunas, May 14, 2014 You may have heard of melanoma, but chances are also good that you don’t know everything you need to stay safe –it’s a tricky disease. Given that it’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month, what better time to brush up on your knowledge? Many people associate melanoma with moles that go bad, especially in fair-skinned people who don’t use sunscreen, but it’s not quite that simple. To learn more about who’s at risk for melanoma and the surprising ways it can manifest, we spoke with Dr. Angela J. Lamb, M.D., assistant professor of Dermatology of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Read on for 10 things you probably didn’t know about melanoma. Click here to read more… Original Post By: Huffington Post

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