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Skin Check

June is the start of summer, with that comes sunshine! “Summer is full of outdoor activities. You probably put sunscreen on yourself and your kids when you go to the pool or the beach. But do you know you should protect your skin with more than just sunscreen anytime your outside? Sun protection is important all year round, and it’s best to use several different kinds. when you’re working in the yard, watching a ballgame, at a branding or taking an afternoon walk, make sun safety an everyday habit so you ca avoid getting a sunburn and lower your chance of getting skin cancer.” -cdc.gov

Fast Facts About Skin Cancer

  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and includes different types.
  • Unprotected skin can be damaged by the sun’s UV rays in as little as 15 minutes.
  • Even if it’s cool and cloudy, you still need protection. UV rays, not the temperature, do the damage.
  • Anyone can get skin cancer, but some things put you at higher risk.
  • The most common signs of skin cancer are changes on your skin, such as a new growth, a sore that doesn’t heal, or a change in a mole.

The Rawhide Rural Health Clinic will be offering a free skin check clinic June 30th from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Stop on by if you have any concerning spots or skin questions, please note further evaluation may be warranted for any concerning spots.