One of the reasons we live in Arizona is to enjoy the great weather and outdoor activities that we love. But it’s important to remember your skin as you make plans for fun – especially with the more intense summer sun.
Not to be a summer-fun sponge, but skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. An estimated one in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives and that more than 9,700 Americans will die in 2017 from melanoma – the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun significantly increases your risk of developing skin cancer.
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It forms in the cells that produce melanin, which is the substance responsible for your skin's color. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV rays) from the sun or tanning beds increases the risk of developing any skin cancer. In the case of melanoma, experts say there's also a strong link between genetics (your family history) and your risk of developing melanoma.
If your oncologist told you there was something safe, free, beneficial and often enjoyable you could do to improve mental and physical health while you undergo active cancer treatment, you might enthusiastically agree right away. Or, you might be skeptical. The good news is that research shows there is such an activity: Exercise!
One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men except for skin cancer. Men with one or more of the following indicators should be sure they’re regularly screened for prostate cancer because they are more likely to be diagnosed: