While you’re busy with back-to-school activities and the lazy days of summer seem long gone, the reality is that the sun never stops shining. Even if the temperatures dip, the sun can still cause damage to your skin.
According to SkinCancer.org,
- Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually.
- Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.
- One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
Cancer is a lifestyle disease, and thus highly preventable. Reduce your skin cancer risk by reviewing our checklist of tips to protect yourself and your kids from the sun.
So even though your kids are back in school, don’t forget to apply sunscreen to them so they’ll be safe when they’re at recess or P.E. It’s also important for you to remember to wear sunscreen when you’re out running, walking, hiking, gardening, watching your kid’s soccer game or even walking across the mall parking lot to hit those back-to-school sales.
The following infographic (sponsored by InsuranceQuotes.org) looks into the causes and effects of rising skin cancer rates. You might think twice now before skipping out on sunscreen.
Infographic source: InsuranceQuotes.org