ICYMI: May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

Today is Don’t Fry Day! To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, as part of the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety and remind you to protect your skin while enjoying the outdoors. Help spread the word on social media by using #DontFryDay.

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After skin cancer, sun protection is still spotty

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (Fox News) — Even though people may be more careful in the sun after skin cancer, having had a malignancy still doesn’t convince everybody to take basic precautions like wearing hats or sunscreen, a recent U.S. study suggests.

Researchers analyzed survey data from about 760 adults with a history of skin cancer and more than 34,000 people without prior malignancies.

With a skin cancer history, people were more than twice as likely to wear sunscreen and more than 50 percent more likely to wear hats and long sleeves than individuals who didn’t have a history of these tumors, the study found.

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