The Friday Five – Don’t Fry Day
To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (@skincancerprev) has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors. Our Friday Five provides facts, tips and information to help readers stay safe while basking in the summer sun.
Skin Cancer Signs: The ABCDEs of Melanoma
Northwell Health (@northwellhealth) dermatologist & Mohs skin cancer surgeon Dr. Victoria Sharon explains how to look for the most common signs of skin cancer, also known as the ABCDEs of melanoma. Early detection is a key factor in curing skin cancer so it’s important to understand the common characteristics of cancerous moles.
“Skin Checks” Save Lives. Here’s What They Look For
Spending long summer days in the sun is not without its risks. Learn the ins and outs of skin checks, whether they’re done professionally or DIY, in this article from Allure.
— National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (@skincancerprev) May 27, 2021
The Truth About Sunscreen: 7 Facts That Will Set You Straight for Skin Protection This Summer
Did you know most people don’t use enough sunscreen when lathering up for a day in the rays? You have to use a lot. That means a shot glass full to cover the full body, a fourth to a half teaspoon for the face. Read about this tip and more from Anne K. Julian, Ph.D., Cancer Prevention Fellow National Cancer Institute, on CDC’s (@CDCgov) blog.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. One on five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. Take this quiz from the Skin Cancer Foundation (@SkinCancerOrg) to test your knowledge of the disease.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting more than five million people each year. Take the quiz to test your skin cancer knowledge. #SkinCancerAwarenessMonth https://t.co/bzz5USKeCd
— SkinCancerFoundation (@SkinCancerOrg) May 14, 2021
The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention on Instagram
Follow the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention on their Instagram page for more facts and information about skin cancer prevention and sun safety.
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