Skin Cancer Awareness

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – a perfect time to focus on proper sun protection and to educate ourselves on this important and possibly life-saving topic. The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that approximately 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of melanomas are due to exposure to UV radiation from the sun, making sun protection of utmost importance in preventing skin cancer. KNOWLEDGE IS KEY:  UNDERSTAND THE FACTS AND LINGO! UVA (Ultraviolet A/”A” for Aging): UVA plays a major role in wrinkling, leathering, sagging and other effects of photoaging, as it penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB. … Continue reading