What to look for during a skin cancer self-exam
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What to look for during a skin cancer self-exam


IT’S BEEN A HOT FEW WEEKS — WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE AND THE ONLY SIGNS THAT SUMMER IS SLOWING DOWN ARE THE CALENDAR PAGES FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. WITH THE SUN IN FULL FORCE — PROTECTING YOURSELF IS IMPORTANT.24 HOUR NEWS 8’S KATHERINE DUCHARME SAT DOWN WITH AN EXPERT AND TALKED REMINDERS OF SUMMER SUN SAFETY. 3 KATHERINE:..WE HAD SUCH A LONG, HARSH WINTER… EVERYONE’S EXCITED TO GET OUT AND ENJOY THE SUN.PRIORITY HEALTH’S CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER JAMES FORSHEE SAYS THATS FINE — HE JUST WANTS PEOPLE TO BE SMART ABOUT IT. 3 FORSHEE SAYS SKIN CANCER IS AFFECTING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ACCORDING TO THE SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION — MORE PEOPLE ARE DIAGNOSED WITH SKIN CANCER EACH YEAR IN THE U.S. THAN ALL OTHER CANCERS COMBINED. FORSHEE SAYS WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING YOURSELF — REMEMBER THE BASICS.THE MOST DANGEROUS TIMES TO BE OUTSIDE ARE BETWEEN 10 AND 2.IF YOU’LL BE OUT DURING THAT TIME — WEAR A HAT, SUNGLASSES AND A SUNSCREEN… ONE THAT’S AT LEAST SPF 30. 3 ((JAMES FORSHEE – SENIOR VP/CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER PRIORITY HEALTH))”PEOPLE ARE OUT IN THE SUN MORE AND ALSO WHAT WERE SEEING IS THAT THE AMOUNT OF SUN THAT PEOPLE ARE GETTING IN THE LAST 20-30 YEARS HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY. 20, 30, 40 YEARS AGO PEOPLE WERE NOT USING SUNBLOCK OR SUNSCREENS AND DIDNT REALIZE THE DANGER, IN FACT GETTING MORE SUN WAS KIND OF A STAUS SYMBOL.” 3 KATHERINE:..FORSHEE SAYS YOU SHOULD RE-APPLY SUNSCREEN EVERY TWO HOURS.WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT HOW TO DO A SELF-EXAM AT HOME… AND HOW OFTEN YOU SHOULD BE DOING IT..I’LL COVER THOSE DETAILS IN OUR NEXT HALF HOUR. 3

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