Skin Cancer & Summer Sun Safety

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and most cases are preventable.

Despite efforts to address skin cancer risk factors, such as inadequate sun protection and intentional tanning behaviors, skin cancer rates, including rates of melanoma, have continued to increase in the United States and worldwide. The goal of The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer is to increase skin cancer awareness and to call for actions to reduce its risk.

For more resources and information on skin cancer, go to the CDC’s webpage on skin cancer

See here for a great infographic called “protect all the skin you’re in” to share on social media or print for posting.