Help Spread Awareness for the Prevention of Skin Cancer

The sun feels so good on our skin after a marathon winter but remember to use precaution when you are exposed as its warmth can be deceiving.

With over 5 million cases of diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Furthermore, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Did you know that nearly 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 85 percent of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun?  By raising awareness of the dangers of unprotected exposure and encouraging sun-safe habits, we can change behaviors and save lives. If you have a personal story or know someone who does, please share and help spread awareness for the prevention of skin cancer.

Incidences of skin cancer are reaching epidemic levels, it is time to spread awareness of the disease and take preventive measures. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to get involved.

Here are some ways you can help spread the word this summer:

Share Your Story
Have you been affected by skin cancer? During the month of May and June share your story on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and encourage your loved ones to do the same.  Visuals can be very powerful. Please include the hashtag #MySkinCancerJourney in your post so we can follow along and create a powerful community of healthy skin champions.

Raise Awareness Through Education
Share educational content with your family, friends and colleagues. Center conversations around the important message that it’s never too early or too late to embrace a sun-safe lifestyle. Sun damage is cumulative, meaning people of all ages need a daily sun protection strategy. The skincancer.org prevention guidelines and early detection articles and blogs are great resources to share.

Connect With the Foundation
Connect with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and join in the conversation. We are the leading resource for skin cancer information and news.  A truly reputable resource as you can be sure that you’re getting accurate information from leading medical experts.

Be sure to stock up on your sun block and use a SPF of 50 or higher.
You can pick yours up at Belladerm MedSpa, they have some great sunscreens like SkinMedica, Epionce, and Colorscience. We are happy to answer questions about how to best protect your skin and give tips on sun block. Call us at 763-494-9905.

We have all waited for the sun to shine for many many months! Enjoy the beautiful warm sunny season, just be sure to protect your skin and encourage others to do the same.

Please post your stories on our social media sites to help spread the word about the prevention of sun cancer. For more ways to get involved please go here: Skin Cancer Awareness


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