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Summer will be here soon, and to be honest, I can’t wait to go picnic with the family, take a trip to the beach and enjoy the sun.
As we enjoy all these great summer time activities, let’s keep in mind the risks of sun overexposure, including skin cancer.
Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is responsible for 79% of skin cancer-related deaths and is the leading cause of cancer death among women ages 25-30.
All skin types and colors, including Latinos, are at risk.
But, you don’t have to hide from the sun. Doctors say you can protect from skin cancer by following these simple tips from SkinCancer.org:
• Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day
• Cover up with clothing, including UV-blocking sunglasses
• Apply 1 ounce of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside
• Examine your skin head-to-toe once every month
If you notice any changes to your skin, remember to visit your doctor
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of Latinos remain without health insurance coverage