The Risk Factors of Skin Cancer


1.

Do I frequently work or play in the sun between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM without wearing a hat?


2.

Do I frequently work or play in the sun between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM without wearing protective clothing?


3.

Do I frequently work or play in the sun between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM without wearing sunglasses?


4.

Do I frequently work or play in the sun between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM without wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more?


5.

Do I use, or have I used in the past, sun lamps or tanning booths?


6.

Do I have red, blonde, or light brown hair and a fair complexion that burns easily?


7.

When I am exposed to one hour of summer sun, do I burn, and sometimes blister?


8.

Do I have blue, green, or hazel eyes?


9.

Have I experienced severe, blistering sunburns before the age of 18?


10.

Do I have any family members who have had skin cancer or a history of melanoma?


11.

Has it been more than six months since I performed a skin self-exam by thoroughly checking my skin for changes in warts or moles?


It is important to remember though that regardless of your age or the color of your hair, eyes, or skin, ANYONE can develop skin cancer. Making healthy choices now can reduce your risk of developing skin cancer in the future.


 

 

 

 

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