Cabana Life supports like-minded non-profit organizations that share our mission of research, awareness, and prevention such as The Skin Cancer Foundation.
SUN SAFE TIPS FROM THE SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION
- Teach your children good sun protection habits at an early age: The damage that leads to adult skin cancer starts in childhood.
- Avoid sun exposure and seek shade between 10 AM and 4 PM, the peak hours for harmful ultraviolet radiation.
- Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
- Apply plenty of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
- Wear sun protective clothing when exposed to sunlight. The average T-shirt is equivalent toSPF 5.
- Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths.
- Examine your skin head-to-toe every month. You know your body best!
- See your dermatologist every year for a professional skin exam.
FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW!
- Just two or three blistering sunburns during childhood can double the risk of skin cancer.
- One in 5 Americans will contract skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
- More than a million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year.
- Nationally, there are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, and colon.
- More than half of all new cancers are skin cancers.
- One person dies every hour from skin cancer, primarily melanoma.
- One in four persons who develop skin cancer is under the age of 40.
- Melanoma kills more young women than any other cancer.
- Utilizing proven cancer prevention and early detection techniques could eliminate at least. 100,000 cancer cases and 60,000 cancer deaths in the U.S. each year.
- More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure, yet fewer than 33 percent of adults, adolescents, and children routinely use sun protection