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Skin Care Tips

Ten Steps to Sensible Sun Protection

  1. Keep infants out of the sun

  2. Watch the time

  3. Cover up your child

  4. Use a sunscreen

  5. Beware of unexpected radiation

  6. Be especially careful at high altitudes and tropical latitudes

  7. Avoid artificial tanning sources

  8. Check your child's medicines

  9. Examine your child's skin regularly, as well as your own

  10. Set an example for your child

Skin Cancer Facts

  • The sun is the cause of 90% of all skin cancers.
  • Millions of people develop pre-cancerous growths and skin cancers each year.
  • Some studies have shown that the number of moles and freckles produced by the skin in early life, particularly the first 10 years, may be a critical factor in the development of melanoma, the most life-threatening form of skin cancer.
  • Skin Cancer is the most common of all cancers.
  • Most skin cancers are either basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma, depending on the kind of skin cells involved.
  • Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, after non-melanoma skin cancer.
  • Approximately 16% of American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.
  • Skin cancer is almost always curable when detected and treated early.

This information obtained from The Skin Cancer Foundation and the Arizona Cancer Center Brochure.