you are, seek shade.
-- Use extra caution near water, snow and sand as they reflect the
damaging rays of the sun which can increase your chance of sunburn.
-- Protect children from sun exposure by applying sunscreen.
-- Get vitamin D safely through a healthy diet that may include vitamin
supplements. Don't seek the sun.
-- Avoid tanning beds. Ultraviolet light from the sun and tanning beds
can cause skin cancer and wrinkling. If you want to look like you've
been in the sun, consider using a sunless self-tanning product, but
continue to use sunscreen with it.
-- Check your birthday suit on your birthday. If you notice anything
changing, growing, or bleeding on your skin, see a dermatologist. Skin
cancer is very treatable when caught early.
For more information about skin cancer, visit http://www.skincarephysicians.com and click on "SkinCancerNet."
In 2001, the International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative (ITSCC) was founded to educate patients, scientists, primary care doctors and specialist physicians on the unique needs and clinical care issues in transplant patients. The organization's Web site serves as an important source of information on patient education, available clinical trials, and an extensive relevant bibliography. For more information, visit http://www.itscc.org.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology
(Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most
representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more
than 15,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing
the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin,
hair and nails; advocating high st
|SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology|
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