May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month
UV exposure is the most preventable risk factor for skin cancer. During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the American Academy of Dermatology is asking “Do You Use Protection?” and is encouraging you to practice safe sun every time you are outdoors. Seek shade, wear protective clothing, and use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with SPF 30+ to reduce your risk.

 

They use protection. Do you?
Everyone needs to use protection. No matter your age, gender or race, the AAD’s new video, “Do You Use Protection?” reminds you about the importance of protecting your skin anytime you’re outdoors.

 

Practice Safe Sun
Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are attributable to UV exposure. Use this infographic as a reminder to “practice safe sun” to reduce your risk of skin cancer.

To set up an appointment to discuss this or any ailment or illness, contact Kellum Family Medicine by calling (210) 945-2121 and setting up an appointment.

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