Today is designated “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors. Because no single step can fully protect you and your family from overexposure to UV radiation, follow as many of the following tips as possible:
*Do Not Burn or Tan
*Wear Sun-Protective Clothing
*Generously Apply Sunscreen
*Use Extra Caution Near Water, Snow, and Sand
"The one we worry about the most is malignant melanoma, "says The American Cancer Society's Dr. Leonard Lictenfeld.
Skin cancer is on the rise in the United States, and the American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from skin cancer. This year alone, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be more than 73,870 new cases of malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, and more than two million new cases of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers in the U.S.