Avoid UV Exposure

 
Did you know?
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide.
 
Why UV exposure is dangerous:
Exposure to UV radiation from sunlight is established as a cause of skin cancer and may account for 80-90% of such diseases.
 
How can I protect myself and my family against skin cancer?
Sun-protective behavior is the most effective way to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer:
 
Avoid:
  • Intentional sun exposure for too long, especially between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. when the sun's rays are strongest
  • Sunbathing
  • Using indoor tanning beds, as artifical UV radiation is just as harmful as the sun's rays
Always:
  • Wear clothes that leave less skin exposed to the sun
  • Wear sunglasses (to protect your eyes from UV rays)
  • Apply sunscreen every day, not just when you go swimming
  • Wear a hat if you're out in the sun for a long time
  • Check the moles on your body (even those that are not usually exposed to the sun) from time to time to monitor any changes in their appearance or texture. If you do notice any changes, make an appointment at the Early Detection Clinic to have them checked right away.