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Five or more sunburns in a lifetime can double the risk of melanoma.
skin cancer at a glance
Things everyone should know about skin cancer
- Melanoma is the second most common cancer found in adolescents.
- Five or more sunburns in a lifetime can double the risk of melanoma.
- Just one severe burn as a child could double an adult’s likelihood of developing melanoma later in life.
- Children six months and older can tolerate sunscreen, but should still remain out of the sun and protected by shade or clothing. Newborns should never be exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time.
Reduce your risk of melanoma:
- Remain indoors or in the shade between the hours of 10am-4pm, when the sun’s harmful rays are at their strongest. If your shadow is shorter than you are, UV rays are more intense.
- You want to make sure to apply broad spectrum sun screen daily – broad spectrum means it protects from both UVA and UVB rays. PCA SKIN®broad spectrum SPF products protect from both UVA and UVB rays while providing extra antioxidant protection.
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