With summer in full swing, this is our reminder for you to pack up your sunscreen wherever you go and avoid the burn! Living in Arizona, you must be vigilant about sun safety and protection—and that includes reducing your risk of sunburn.
In addition to premature skin aging, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is associated with approximately 65% of melanoma cases and 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
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.