May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: May 1, 2015

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and it can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early.

Red Hot Mamas is proud to participate in Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. During the month of May, join us in taking action to prevent skin cancer and reduce the risk of UV damage and learning the learning the facts about how you can protect yourself from skin cancer; identify if you are at risk; do you have symptoms; and what are your treatment options.

Here’s a few simple steps today to protect your skin:

  • Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Put on sunscreen every 2 hours and after you swim or sweat.
  • Cover up with long sleeves and a hat.

Check your skin regularly if you have any changes such as a blemish that won’t heal.  See your doctor if you have a raised, rough, scaly lump that doesn’t heal properly and that sometimes bleeds.