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Skin Cancer Care

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.  It includes melanoma, squamous cell cancer, and basal cell cancer.  Anyone can get skin cancer but certain things put you at higher risk.  If you have lighter skin, hair or eyes; spend a lot of time in the sun or have been sunburned, have a family member with skin cancer, or are over the age of 50, you are at at increased risk for skin cancer.  It is vital that you get checked for skin cancer at least once a year by a doctor.  The best thing you can do is to avoid the sun when possible or make sure you have sun protection on.  Garments and hats are now available that have SPF in the fabrics.  Sunscreens and sunblocks should be used, and they should be active against UVA/UVB rays.  Remember to reapply every few hours and especially after swimming or sweating.