Monday, May 19, 2014

Protect yourself from skin cancer - learn more during "Don't Fry Day"

Know the Facts!

  •  Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
  • The strength of ultraviolet rays increases 10-12% for every 3000 feet in altitude.
  • Colorado residents face up to a thirty percent higher risk of skin cancer than other areas in the U.S.

Practice Sun Safety and Prevention!

For general tips on sun safety, go to http://home.sunsafecolorado.org/bi/bi_cancer.aspx.

To check your skin for cancerous moles, go to http://www.aad.org/spot-skin-cancer/understanding-skin-cancer/how-do-i-check-my-skin/how-to-perform-a-self-exam
If you find anything suspicious, contact your health care provider.

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