Navigation Links
Flip-Flops, Baseball Caps May Raise Risk of Skin Cancer
Date:7/13/2011

WEDNESDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Wearing flip-flops and baseball caps can increase your risk of skin cancer, an expert warns.

"Most skin cancers occur on the parts of the body that are repeatedly exposed to the sun," Dr. Rebecca Tung, director of the dermatology division at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., said in a Loyola news release.

"The problem with flip-flops and baseball caps is that they leave the tips of the ears and the tops of the feet dangerously exposed to sun damage. The potential for skin cancers in those areas are real, especially on the tips of the ears," she explained.

Before flip-flops and baseball caps became so popular, people generally wore broad-brimmed hats and sneakers or shoes that protected the tips of their ears and the tops of their feet.

"But now those areas of the body have very little protection," Tung said. "Combine that with the fact that most people using sunscreen frequently overlook those parts of their bodies when applying it. That's not a very good combination."

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the nation, according to the American Cancer Society.

To protect yourself against skin cancer, including the potentially fatal form, melanoma, Tung said you should avoid overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays; use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 every day; wear protective clothing such as a wide-brimmed hat and long-sleeved shirt and pants; stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; and avoid sunbathing and tanning salons.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about skin cancer prevention.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Loyola University Health System, news release, July 6, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. As Pro Baseball Players Get Bigger, So Do Their Health Risks: Study
2. Youth baseball throwing arm injuries are rising dramatically
3. Youth Baseball Injuries Becoming More Common
4. Pre-Season Test Spots Baseball Pitchers at Risk of Injury
5. Baseball season opener: Athletes and ethicists look at fairness in sport
6. Major League Baseball Players Alumni Help Lazarex Cancer Foundation Raise Funds
7. Sleep preference can predict performance of Major League Baseball pitchers
8. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $418.8 Million for Texas and Cut Youth Smoking
9. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $18.6 Million for Montana and Cut Youth Smoking
10. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $24.8 Million for Wyoming and Cut Youth Smoking
11. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $43.3 Million for Utah and Cut Youth Smoking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Flip-Flops, Baseball Caps May Raise Risk of Skin Cancer
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in the delivery of sub-acute ... of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab participated with the Shelton ... well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP). The LTC-MAP ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset ... of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will ... services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought ... This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at ... towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which ... current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published ... all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today ... National Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional ... ®. The first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with ... ONETRAC provides optimal access, illumination and exposure of ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile ... the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. ... regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in ... to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to ... more at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... --  Montrium , an industry leader in powerful ... Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness Conference ( ... Services has selected eTMF Connect to ... a leading European contract research organization (CRO), will ... enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve compliance and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: