The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention along with Southwest District Health are teaming up to remind people to cover up and be aware of Don’t Fry Day on the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend.
According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with over two million skin cancer diagnoses every year. There are more new cases of skin cancer than if you were to combine the diagnoses of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer every year. Melanoma numbers are rising and is the second most common cancer of young adults between the ages of 15-29.
- Don’t Burn
- Avoid Sun Tanning and Tanning Beds
- Cover Up
- Seek Shade/Use Umbrellas
- Generously Apply Sunscreen
- Use Extra Caution Near Water, Snow and Sand
- Check the UV Index
- Get Vitamin D Safely
By taking these precautions and being informed maybe we can help decrease these numbers. Cover up and don’t fry.