Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 5.4 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year, occurring in over 3.3 million Americans, as people often have more than one. Bringing it home, about 80 Mississippians will lose their life in a year to melanoma.
You can protect yourself and family from harmful UV rays by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher).
But are you aware of the best practices for sunscreen?
When should you apply sunscreen?
Which type of sunscreen is right for your family?
How often should you apply it?
What marketing gimmicks aren’t worth the money?
Kimberly Hughes, our ACS CAN (ACS Cancer Action Network) Government Relations Director and Angela Jackson, a Nurse Practitioner at UMC, joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to share the do’s and don’ts of sunscreen.