Preventing Melanoma infographics
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Community skin cancer prevention programs can prevent future melanoma cases and decrease treatment costs. 21,000 Melanoma cases prevented every year beginning in 2020 through 2030. $250 Million Projected savings every year beginning in 2020 through 2030.
What does community prevention look like Sun smart play area ?
- Sun smart outdoor recreation
- Sun smart play area
- Sun smart work
- Sun smart community pools
To protect your skin:
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and other protective clothing outdoors.
- Find shade, especially during midday hours.
- Use broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher regularly and reapply as directed. Sunscreen is most effective when used with other sun protection (hats, sunglasses, protective clothing, shade).
- Avoid sunbathing and indoor tanning.
The Guide to Community Preventive Services recommends community-wide programs that combine education, mass media campaigns, and policy changes to increase skin protection.