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It’s “Don’t Fry Day”

May 28, 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa - More new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year than new cases of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined, according to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention. The statistic is part of the message for today's Don't Fry Day, to raise awareness about the link between skin cancer risk and overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, whether from the sun or artificial light.

Kathy Holdefer, spokesperson for the Iowa chapter of American Cancer Society (ACS), says keeping safe from too much UV exposure means being prepared.

"Come Memorial Day, we're ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors, however, it's easy to forget that we need to protect ourselves from the sun when we're out."

The number-one preventable risk factor for skin cancer is keeping exposure in check, she says.

"Wear your sunscreen, wear protective clothing, put on a hat, seek the shade and just avoid the main sun exposure between ten and two."

The ACS estimates one American dies every hour from skin cancer.

Dick Layman, Public News Service - IA