News — skin cancer prevention

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month - Be SunSmart!

One out of 5 Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime. 2 out of 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70. “About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun,” says Perry Robins, MD, President of The Skin Cancer Foundation. “Everyone, regardless of skin color, should make staying safe in the sun a priority and incorporate sun protection measures into their daily life.” About 30% of the melanoma skin cancers are found in areas not normally exposed to sun, so...