Friday, May 15, 2009

Help Prevent Skin Cancer And Premature Aging

(NAPSI)-A little planning may help reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.
More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year, according to the American Cancer Society, and more than 75 percent of skin cancer deaths are from melanoma, the most common form of cancer in young adults.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself. What's even better, Dr. Darrell S. Rigel, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University's Langone Medical Center, tells you how.
1. If you have to be out in the sun between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., be sure to wear sun protection and protective clothing.
2. Perform your own skin cancer self-examinations. Neutrogena has co-founded a program with the American Cancer Society called Choose Skin Health. The program educates consumers on the importance of proper sun protection, encouraging you to empower yourself by regularly performing self-examinations. Additionally, the program offers you the opportunity to sign up for a free skin cancer screening.
3. Be sure to visit your dermatologist for yearly skin cancer checkups.
4. Use a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun-protection product.
5. Use sun protection 365 days a year; sun protection isn't just for the beach.

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