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Summer Brings Skin Cancer Awareness Month And Local Insurance Agents at Cunningham Financial Group Want to Remind Louisiana Residents to Stay Safe in the Sun
Date:6/24/2013

Natchitoches, LA (PRWEB) June 24, 2013

Summer is here and the sun is shining. Louisiana residents will surely be taking advantage of the warm weather by spending time outdoors and in the sun. While the start of summer is often synonymous with fun times ahead, it is also a time to bring a heightened awareness to skin cancer. In 2013, the American Cancer Society estimates that melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 76,000 cases. In Louisiana, measures have been taken to keep residents aware of their risk.

In Louisiana, doctors throughout the state recommend regular skin screenings. In Lafayette County, the community held their Second Annual Skin Cancer Screening Event at the beginning of the month, reports KATC News. The community hopes to have educated residents on risk factors, warning signs, and prevention techniques. For those residents who did not have the opportunity to attend however, the local agents at Cunningham Financial Group hope to offer some information.

Although any change in skin is a warning sign, there are some other risk factors and symptoms to watch for.

Risk factors:

  • Unprotected exposure to the sun
  • Excessive exposure to UV radiation – sunlight or tanning booths
  • Fair skin, light eyes and light hair
  • Genetics and heredity
  • Severe sunburns in the past
  • Unusual moles

Signs and symptoms:

  • The spread of skin color beyond its border
  • A change in the way a bump appears on skin
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