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We hope you all have a great Memorial Day and get to spend it with friends and family. Be sure to take a break from the BBQ today at 3 P.M. for a National Moment of Remembrance - a moment of silence to remember all the brave men and women who served and gave up their lives for our country.
Today marks the unofficial start of Summer and the weather here in Southern California is forecasted to not disappoint. So, be sure to bring a hat and wear plenty of sunscreen if you are hitting the beach or spending the day barbecuing in the backyard.
Here are several interesting facts about Memorial Day.
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Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer. Of cancers in the United States, a staggering 50% are skin cancer. The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage unprotected skin in as little as 15 minutes. Yet it can take up to 12 hours for your skin to show the full effect of sun exposure. Be smart. Be educated. Protect your skin.
Given how aggressively media outlets have pushed awareness of breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer over the past few years, it is astonishing that skin cancer is actually the most prevalent cancer in America. If fact, the number of skin cancer cases diagnosed annually is greater than breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancers combined. Yet, compared to other common cancers, there is a lack of awareness for skin cancer.
Skin cancer is divided into the non-melanoma and melanoma categories. Non-melanoma, in the form of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer, is the more common form with around 2 million cases diagnosed last year in this country. Melanoma, the more serious type of skin cancer, attributes to over 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths and is the number one cancer for the age group 25 to 29. One American dies of melanoma every hour.
Here are some staggering facts about Melanoma Skin Cancer:
Summer is quickly approaching and here are some sun safety tips: