May is National Skin Cancer & Melanoma Awareness Month and, with more than 300 days of sunshine annually, Arizonans are exposed to more UV rays than most Americans. Oftentimes, people go about their fun in the sun lives without acknowledging the high risk that the sun inflicts on the skin, so get the facts on skin cancer prevention and treatment to help protect yourself against skin cancer. But first, let’s get to the bottom of what is skin cancer?
Arizona is not only one of the sunniest places in the United States, but our state is also home to many unique and beautiful hiking trails. If you’re getting out of the house for some hiking, check out this guide for everything you need to know about how to keep yourself safe from the sun while you’re enjoying the sunshine!
People who live in Phoenix, also lovingly known as the Valley of the Sun, are susceptible to the sun 296 days out of the year.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ and is responsible to keep stuff in (like water) and keep stuff out (like germs). That’s why it’s important to protect your skin.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and with the attention being focused on detection and prevention, we hope the same will go for skin checks. Over the past three decades, men, women, and children have acquired a greater understanding of this terrible disease. But did you know studies have shown breast cancer patients also have an increased risk of skin cancer—including the deadliest form, melanoma?