Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are non-melanoma skin cancers and the most common types to develop in response to cumulative sun exposure. People who experience at least one severe sunburn before age 18 are at higher risk of developing melanoma later in life.
Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer, and it can be deadly if it spreads to other organs. However, the recovery rate is one of the highest among all types of cancer if detected and treated early. Here are some other facts to keep in mind about the link between sun exposure and skin cancer:
Regardless of the season, applying a sun block product to your skin with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30 helps to prevent sunburn. You also want to wear a hat, sunglasses, and protective clothing and stay in the shade as much as possible when the rays of the sun are strongest between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
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