Preventing Melanoma infographics

Community skin cancer prevention programs can prevent future melanoma cases and decrease treatment costs.

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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.

Protect your skin.

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 ServicesExternal recommends community-wide programs that combine education, mass media campaigns, and policy changes to increase skin protection.