Check your skin cancer IQ.
Think you need load up on sunshine to get your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin D? Think again. The Central Oregon sun we love doesn’t exactly love us right back. Our high elevation means thinner atmosphere—and more likelihood of skin damage.
Here’s what to KNOW.
- Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer.
- About 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year.
- Melanoma, a more dangerous type of skin cancer, accounted for more than 73,000 cases of skin cancer in 2015.
- A history of sunburns and excessive sun exposure puts you at risk
- Ditto for sunny climates and high altitudes.
- The sun’s rays penetrate windows, clouds—even fog.
- The sun is at its strongest between 10am and 4pm.
Take the American Cancer Society’s Sun Safety IQ Quiz and find out how sun-safe you are every day.
Here’s what to DO.
Don’t fry! The American Cancer Society sums it up nicely here for you to enlarge and print out for reference at home.Then check out our tips for Skin Cancer Prevention.
Schedule your skin cancer screening today: 541-323-7546