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May is Skin Cancer Awareness month – Don’t Fry

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. More than 3.5 million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States, and more than 73,000 cases of melanoma (the most serious form of skin cancer) are expected to be diagnosed in 2015. That’s why the American Cancer Society and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention have designated the Friday before Memorial Day as Don’t Fry Day –– this year it falls on May 27,2016.

Although skin cancer risk factors are present every day, the dangers are greater during the long days of summer when you may spend more time in the sun. Log on to cancer.org for the infographic that focuses on easy-to-follow tips to help you be sun sensible and reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Read more at http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/documents/image/acspc-045343.pdf

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