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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

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
  • A change in sensation – for example, itchiness, tenderness, or pain

Skin cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers. Early detection is the most important thing. Doctors and patients both have an integral role in detection and treatment – paying attention to the warning signs increases the survival rates among patients.

Although staying out the sun for long periods of time is one of the top prevention methods, there are others:

  • Always wear sunscreen and reapply regularly
  • Seek shade
  • Remember that the middle of the day is when the sun’s rays are the strongest
  • Wear a hat to keep the face, ears and neck safe from the sun’s rays
  • Avoid exposure to indoor tanning beds – the UV lamps are more dangerous than the sun’s rays

For the most part, a health insurance policy will cover doctor’s visits and screening for skin cancer. Those without adequate health insurance and a concern are encouraged to give the local agents a call. There are also various health clinics that will offer screenings to concerned residents, such as the one in Lafayette County. Early detection is the best way to increase the survival rate, especially in Louisiana, where the mortality rates for cancer are high.

About Cunningham Financial Group:

Proudly located in Natchitoches & Mansfield LA, Cunningham Financial Group is the area’s leading local insurance agency; dedicated to serving the insurance needs of Louisiana individuals, families and businesses for over 75 years. As a well established agency, Cunningham Financial Group represents various nationwide insurance carriers, allowing its dedicated agents to effectively compare rates and coverage to ensure clients receive the quality protection they deserve. The agency’s broad network of providers ensures that they can secure superior Louisiana insurance, and the most affordable online insurance quotes, for all coverage needs!

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