85% OF SKIN CANCERS ARE CAUSED BY UV RADIATION

Here are 3 Ways to Block the Rays to help Prevent Skin Cancer

Generously Apply SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen. Like Aveeno® Sensitive Skin SPF 50 Sunscreen, Every 2 Hours.

Always read and follow the label.

Wear Clothing with UVA and UVB Sun Protection. Like Columbia Omni-Shade® Apparel.

Seek Shade Between Peak UV Hours
11:00 A.M.and 3:00 P.M. March to October.

Generously Apply SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen. Like Aveeno® Sensitive Skin SPF 50 Sunscreen, Every 2 Hours.

Always read and follow the lable.

Wear Clothing with UVA and UVB Sun Protection. Like Columbia Omni-Shade® Apparel.

Seek Shade Between Peak UV Hours
11:00 A.M.and 3:00 P.M. March to October.

MELANOMA IS VISIBLE ON YOUR SKIN

Use the ABCDE’s of melanoma to check your skin monthly
for suspicious or changing moles.
IT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

When spotted early, melanoma has a cure rate of 85%

KNOW THE FACTS

Melanoma is one of the few cancers with incident rates on the rise. Over 1,300 Canadians will die from melanoma in 2020. It can affect anyone regardless of sex, age or race! Did you know legendary reggae artist Bob Marley died after a four-year battle with a melanoma skin cancer. 

UVA & UVB RAYS

Sunlight consists of two types of harmful rays. UVA RAYS go deep intothe skin and cause premature skin AGING and wrinkling. UVB RAYS BURN the surface layers of the skin and play a key role in the development of skin cancer.

UV RAYS AND CLOUDY DAYS

Cloudy days are not risk-free. Up to 80% of the sun’s rays can penetrate clouds, fog and haze.

DOCK SIDE OR SEA SIDE

Water can reflect and scatter UV rays, increasing your UV exposure by 25%

CLICK HERE for Environment Canada’s daily UV Index peak time forecasts

HOW TO SPOT MELANOMA

Use the ABCDE’s of melanoma to check your skin monthly, if you detect any changes to your moles, contact your doctor for
a referral to a dermatologist.

A

The two halves of the mole have different shapes.

B

The edge of the mole is irregular. It may look blurred, ragged, or notched. Pigment may spread into the skin around the mole. 

C

The colour of the mole is uneven. The mole may have different shades of tan, brown, and black, sometimes with blue, gray, red, pink, or white.

D

While melanomas are usually greater than 6 mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, they can be smaller.

E

 The mole has changed in the past few weeks or months. It may be itchy, scaling or bleeding.

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