Take Steps to Protect Yourself from Melanoma

With summer upon us, it’s an important time to talk about protecting your skin from melanoma, the fastest growing cancer in the world.

Despite some relatively simple steps that can be taken for protection, the American Cancer Society predicts close to 9,500 people will die in the U.S. from melanoma this year alone.

The leading cause of melanoma is exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or other artificial sources.

Here are some preventive measures you can take to fight the risks of excessive sun exposure:

It’s critical to detect signs of melanoma early. Visit a dermatologist once a year for a checkup and check your skin regularly for any changes or growths.

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