SunSmart America ™ Facts

Below are links to several skin cancer information sheets. Please click on the links below to view and print the information. Please feel free to share this information with others.

skin cancer Information Sheet
Skin Cancer in the United States

The United States has the third highest rate of skin cancer in the world with almost one in five developing some form of skin cancer during their lives. More than 1 million cases of basal and squamous skin cancers and 68,720 cases of melanoma are expected in 2009. There are expected to be approximately 8,650 deaths from this disease. Read More...
Information Sheet
Important Points to Remember

Best treatment is PREVENTION!

Sunscreens are essential! Apply it correctly!!! 30 minutes before going out. Wear sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection. Always wear sunscreen with SPF (Sun Protection Factor) 30 or higher, and reapply every 2 to 3 hours. Protect your lips too. Clothing is great protection. Long sleeve shirts and pants. Wide brim hats to protect your face, ears & neck. Sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection. Avoid the sun during peak hours (10:00am – 4:00pm) Read More...
Information Sheet
SunSmart America™ Rules

When the UV Index reaches 3 and above use these five SunSmart rules: Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide. Read More...
uv radiation Information Sheet
UV Radiation & UV Index

The sun gives us light in the form of visible radiation. It gives us warmth in the form of infrared radiation. It also gives us a third type of radiation that we can neither see nor feel: ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can seriously threaten our health. UV rays can cause cancer by damaging cell’s genetic material. The damage allows cells to form cancerous tumors. Read More...