Who is at risk for skin cancer?
Everyone of course! But some of us are at greater risk than others
- Nearly 30 million people use tanning booths a year
- Both sunburns and suntans are due to damage to the skin cells that can lead to skin cancer, premature aging and pre-cancerous skin conditions.
How Do We Prevent Skin Cancer?
- Each year more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the US, over 90 percent of which are caused by the sun's ultraviolet rays (UVR)
SPF is only the UVB ray protection, not the UVA ray protection, which can cause dangerous cell changes
What type of sunscreen is best?
- The most important thing is making sure it says BROAD SPECTRUM PROTECTION