Protect Yourself

Mole being inspected
Mole being inspected
Mole being inspected
Mole being inspected

Anything under the sun can happen to unprotected skin. So be smart outdoors.

What’s the big deal?

Ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning damages the epidermis, the skin’s top layer. Long-term sun exposure, sunbathing, using indoor tanning, or having sunburns increases your chance of developing skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. Sun exposure also causes premature aging, wrinkles, age spots, and uneven skin tone. Protection from damaging and dangerous ultraviolet radiation is important year-round.

Samantha’s husband worked outside most of his life. He died of melanoma at age 28.

Terri used tanning beds in her teens. She’s had seven surgeries for skin cancer on her face.

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