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Help Us Spread the Word About Skin Cancer

Long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) radiation damages your skin’s top layer. It increases your chance of developing skin cancer — the most common form of cancer in the United States. UVA and UVB radiation from the sun, tanning beds and sunlamps can all damage your skin. They have been linked to malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. And they should be avoided.

The below social media content is for use on social media channels for companies that hire and support outdoor workers.

Delaware Division of Public Health Social Handles

If you are sharing any of the below content on your social media channels, please tag these social media handles so we can help amplify your content. Additionally, please follow the Division of Public Health for more resources and information on skin cancer.

Posts by Week

Week 1

If you’re going out to work without sunscreen, stop. Damaging rays can cause skin cancer and melanoma that can threaten your life. Learn more at

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Week 2

The melanoma incidence rate increased more than three times faster in Delaware than nationally over the past 10 years. Don’t become a statistic–learn about sun safety at

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Week 3

Sunscreen doesn’t last all day–you need to reapply! Use a water-resistant sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection and a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher. Apply it liberally and reapply every two to three hours, or more frequently if you’re swimming or sweating.

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Week 4

Question the marks you see on your skin–is that a mole, or could it be skin cancer? Learn more at

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Week 5

Just because you’re not working on a tan doesn’t mean you aren’t at risk for skin cancer. Working outside means you’re exposed to the harmful rays of the sun. Be sure you protect yourself. Here’s what you can do.

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Week 6

Which of these sun safety action steps are part of your routine?

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Week 7

Make sure you’ll be here to enjoy every summer to come. Know the facts about what can put you at risk for skin cancer. Visit to learn more.

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Week 8

Moles can change over time. It’s important to know what changes could be a sign of skin cancer. Here’s what you should look for.

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Week 9

Some things that happen to you—or are just part of the normal pattern of your life—could put you at risk for skin cancer. Learn more at

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Week 10

UVA and UVB radiation from the sun, tanning beds and sunlamps can all damage your skin and cause potentially deadly skin cancer. Find out how to protect your skin at

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Healthy Delaware

Protecting your skin is one of the things you can do to live a healthier life. Read more at and get started on a healthy future.