July is UV Safety Month
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin.
These are just some of the reasons why South Central Medical and Resource Center is proud to participate in UV Safety Month and help raise awareness of the risks of sun damage. During the month of July, join us in taking action to prevent skin cancer and reduce the risk of UV damage.
• Call and schedule your appointment today for a skin survey if you have any concerning skin abnormalities: 405-756-1414.
• You can take steps today to protect your skin:
• Stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
• Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.
• Cover up with long sleeves and a hat.
• Check your skin once a month for changes. For more information, visit South Central Medical and Resource Center.
• Choose one of these links for more information:
• Choose Your Cover (http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/chooseyourcover/) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Skin Cancer (http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• AgePage: Skin Care and Aging (http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/skin- care-and-aging) National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging
• Skin Cancer (http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/skin) National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
• Protecting Yourself in the Sun (http://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3166/osha3166.html) Occupational Health and Safety Administration
• SunWise: A Program that Radiates Good Ideas (http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Reference: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2014). Retrieved from: healthfinder.gov/nho/PDFs/JulyNHOtoolkit.pdf on 6-30-14.