Wearing sun protection hats is just one practice every household should use for protection against excessive exposure to the suns ultraviolet rays.
I love being outdoors, and there are some times when I have to be out in the midday sun.
It’s just hard to avoid it sometimes.
Kids sun protection hats And if I go with my grandsons, to the lake or a park, sun hats are a good thing to have with us.
Now I’m going to have to pick up some really “cool” ones for my grandsons.
We all need protection from the excessive sun rays.
Overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun is a leading risk factor for the development of both melanoma and non melanoma type skin cancers.
Sunburn can permanently damage the skin, bring about precancerous changes in the skin and cause premature wrinkling and aging.
Wearing sun hats with a wide brim can protect your face and neck area from too much exposure.
There are other types of protective clothing you can wear, as well as using sunscreen.
Learn how to do self exams. and get regular check ups with your doctor.
Always see your doctor when you see something suspicious on your skin.
I was diagnosed with skin cancer at the age of 47.
It was squamous cell carcinoma and quickly developed to a stage four. I survived the cancer, but it was, for sure, a tough battle.
That was in 1990 and I’m still cancer free.
From time to time I spot a small basal cell or some actinic keratosis on my face and I immediately see my dermatologist and have it removed.
This is the result of a lifetime of exposure to the sun from childhood until about the mid 80's, without any skin cancer prevention in mind.
That's why everyone, young and old, should know about wide brimmed sun hats.
Sharing skin cancer prevention with others has become an important part of my life and I want you to know this.
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"MELANOMA : “NO BIG DEAL ” IT'S JUST SKIN CANCER!
Hi! My name is Nick and I’m 56 yrs. old and this is part of my story. Let me tell you, I was like a lot of people out there and I had no idea that skin cancer was anything bad. I had Basal cell back in 2007, but that was no big deal and it was removed and that was the end of that. No one told me that it was a type of skin cancer (I looked it up on my computer). But still no big deal, it would not kill me.
But I did know the word "Melanoma"....." --by Nick
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Our Cancer Stories are so similar, mine and Gary's! - by Valerie
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The Weather Channel has done well posting this information and photos to help you spot skin cancer, including melanoma.
It can be hard to spot, even for a professional.
The bottom line is to get an expert's opinion about any suspicious mole or lesion on your skin. If necessary, get a second opinion and/or request a biopsy. it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Don’t put your very life at risk!