Guard Your Skin Against the Summer Sun
THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you're at the beach, the park or a pool this summer, be sure to protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, according to the American Cancer Society.
"Fortunately, everyone can take action to protect their skin from UV radiation, which comes directly from the sun or man-made sources, like tanning beds," said Dr. Jeffrey Farma. He is a surgical oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, in Philadelphia.
"When skin cancer is caught early, more treatment options are available. The good news is that most skin cancers can be treated effectively and are often curable," Farma said in a center news release.
As part of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, Farma offered the following sun protection tips:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on reducing skin cancer risk.
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