June 25th, 2019

// THE IMPORTANCE OF SUMMER “SUN SENSE”

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUMMER “SUN SENSE” 

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO SHARE SUN PROTECTION TIPS 

Summer is finally here. From State Fairs to Labor Day, Americans are spending more time in the sun at cookouts and trips to the beach. Hours spent outside under the sun sounds great; but too much exposure to the sun can lead to painful sunburn and worst yet could lead to skin cancer. 

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and men are impacted the most. Basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, disproportionately affects men,[1] and this year an estimated 60,000 American men will be diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.[2] That said, men are still less likely than women to apply sunscreen regularly[3] and more than one-third of men are hesitant to share health concerns with their family.[4] As the days get warmer and families are spending more time outdoors during the summer, it's important that conversations with men and their families include sharing “sun sense” about the dangers of the sun, healthy skin habits and tips for prevention to future generations.

On Friday, July 12, Dr. Jennifer Popovsky, a leading dermatologist at Dermatologic Surgery Center of Northeast Ohio, will be available to discuss the importance of sharing good “sun sense” and understanding treatment options for those who are living with skin cancer. 

Potential Questions:

Interview courtesy: Genentech 

[1] The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal. Men on the Hook. 2018.

[1] American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2019. 

[1] JAMA Dermatology. Gender Differences In Melanoma Awareness And Detection Practices Between Middle-Aged And Older Men With Melanoma And Their Female Spouses. 2009. 

[1] Cleveland Clinic. MENtion It Survey. 2017.


  


[1] The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal. Men on the Hook. 2018.

[2] American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2019. 

[3] JAMA Dermatology. Gender Differences In Melanoma Awareness And Detection Practices Between Middle-Aged And Older Men With Melanoma And Their Female Spouses. 2009. 

[4] Cleveland Clinic. MENtion It Survey. 2017.

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