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Things to Do During Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer awareness month - There is no doubt that there are various kinds of cancer which can be suffered by human being. Many people are afraid of the type of cancer which is considered as the mass killer. However, maybe people do not pay enough attention to skin cancer. One thing for sure, skin cancer is absolutely one of the most dangerous cancers which people have to deal with. It is better to prevent it and of course it is necessary to increase people’s awareness of this cancer. That is why people can find skin cancer awareness month in May. Skin cancer is the most cancer which can be found in the United States but at the same time, it also becomes the cancer which is the most preventable. That is why during May, people can try to do things which can help them avoid the skin cancer.


Find Shade



There is no question that there are many people who love to enjoy activity under the sun especially during summer. However, there is one good thing to do during skin cancer awareness month. It is as simple as finding the shade during the unhealthy sun ray exposure from 10 AM to 4 PM. People can consider finding the shade by seeing their shadow after all. Shorter shadow means that there is strong ultraviolet radiation which is harmful for their skin.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

No Sunburn



The next thing which people should do is by avoiding the sunburn. People have to understand that the sunburn can increase the risk of melanoma skin cancer which is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. People must not forget that severe sunburn will not only increase the skin cancer risk but it will also be painful. That is why they have to see the doctor anytime they have severe sunburn.


No Tanning


Although there are so many people who want to get tanned skin, they really need to avoid it because it will involve the ultraviolet radiation which can lead to skin cancer. It is not only about the tanning outdoors because people also have to avoid the tanning booth which is done indoors. The key point is still the same, ultraviolet radiation. The tanning booth will use the ultraviolet ray during the process and it can be much stronger than the ultraviolet radiation so the risk of melanoma skin cancer can be higher as well. Higher risk can be found the longer time people spent in the tanning booth. That is why people must avoid tanning including tanning booth during skin cancer awareness month.
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