There are over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year. Skin cancer is America's most common cancer, and fortunately, it is one of the most preventable cancers. Skin is our largest organ of our body. Skin acts as a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. It also prevents infection and manufactures Vitamin D for converting calcium into healthy bones. Skin additionally is a huge sensor packed with nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world. It allows for free movement and is an amazing versatile organ. May was skin cancer awareness month. We need to take good care of this organ that does so much for us. Please click on the above link to learn how to prevent skin cancer. With summer months ahead, remember to diligently use sunscreen and protect yourself and your kiddos from skin cancer and damaging UV rays.
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