Jun 30

Protecting seniors against skin cancer

By MD for Seniors

Just one to five bad sunburns in your life can dramatically increase skin cancer development.

Most people know how important it is to keep young kids protected from the sun in the summer.

Research has shown that too much exposure to UV rays during youth can lead to serious health complications as people get older, including skin cancer. Sunscreen ads often target parents of small children, emphasizing the importance of keeping kids protected from the harsh sun rays.

Children aren’t the only demographic at risk, however. Though some cases of skin cancer can take many years to form, it can also act quickly, impacting people of any age. Because of the misconceptions that skin cancer …read more

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