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Monday, May 2, 2011
May marks the start of warmer weather, blooming flowers and the promise of summer to come. It’s important to remember that May’s longer days and more intense sun can also leave us vulnerable to skin damage as we enjoy outdoor activities. Many people do not realize that sun exposure has a cumulative effect, and having any kind of skin cancer in the past – even if it was successfully treated – puts them at greater risk of developing it again. And remember that anyone can get skin cancer, even people with darker skin.
Here are some tips from the Melanoma Research Foundation to help you minimize harmful sun exposure while embracing the beautiful days ahead:
Sunscreen is just one component of sun safety. There are more ways to protect your skin:
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