May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month! You should always be aware of how to detect and prevent skin cancer, so we came up with a few tips to help you out this summer!
1. Avoid Peak Sun Time – the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 am and 4 pm, try to avoid extensive exposure and seek shade or use a good amount of sunscreen during this time.
2. Steer Clear of Tanning Beds - Indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanners are 74% more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors according to The Skin Cancer Foundation.
3. Use Caution Near Water, Snow, and Sand – these terrains reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase risk of sunburn.
4. Wear Protective Clothing – it may not be winter, but wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants during the summer is a great way to limit your exposure to the sun’s damaging rays.
5. Hats Don’t Hurt – A wide-brimmed hat is ideal for avoiding increased sun exposure to your face and neck.
6. Wear Sunglasses – Wearing sunglasses can reduce the sun’s glare and protect your eyes from damaging UV rays. Not to mention increased style points!
7. Get Your Dose of Vitamin D – By choosing a healthy diet and taking vitamin supplements, you can also help your body protect itself from multiple conditions and diseases such as cancer.
We may not be able to supply skin cancer treatment, but we can supply all of your surgery center needs such as instrument tables, IV poles, and mayo and solution stands. Call us today at 888-282-8644 to see how we can supply your facility today!
"Skin Cancer Foundation." Indoor Tanning Increases Melanoma Risk by 74 Percent. Web. 12 May 2015.
"Skin Cancer Prevention Tips." Skin Cancer Prevention Tips. 11 May 2015. Web. 12 May 2015.