illi BINGHAM MEMORIAL HEALTH FOCUSPresented by Bingham Memorial HospitalMay is Skin Cancer Awareness MonthOur skin care specialists encourage regular skin exams bya dermatology professional and monthlyself-examinations of your skin.More than 3.5 million cases of skin Approximately 75 percent of all skin for most skin cancers. Simply put, Your Eastern Idaho Skincancer are diagnosed each yearand account for nearly half of allcancers in the U.S, according to the producing cells in the skin, knownthe more likely you are to devopcancer deaths are from melanoma,which is a cancer of the pigmentthe more exposure your skin hasto the sun and its harmful raysskin cancer. Steps you can taketo prevent skin cancer include:Care ResourcesIf you have any troubling moles orcancer screening with a provider inas melanocytes. The ACS reportsspots on your skin, schedule a skinAmerican Cancer Society (ACS). Astaggering one in five people wll that in 2018 about 91,270 newdevelop skin cancer over the course melanomas will be diagnosedabout 55,150 in men and 36,120 in taying out of the sun from 10 am your area.of their lifetime. And the rate ofskin cancer is even higher in Idaho women), and about 9,320with so many year-round outdoor are expected to die of melanomaoutside, wear sunscreen with an SPF (208) 782-2930to 4 p.m., or, if you do have to beactivities, the higher elevation which (about 5,990 men and 3,330 wo). 0 or greater with the physical Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, andexposes people dato n, and the the skin where it's easy to see and reap liedevery two hours even if Jen lee Hill FNRCUV blockers zinc oxide or titaniumSoda SpringsJulia McGee, PA-C or(208) 782-2930 orto more intenseSunscreen should bereapplied every two hours even ifagricultural economy.treat In fact, this most serious bpen water.of skin cancer is always curable whensal-cell carcinoma, squamous-cecarcinoma, and melanoma are the t's found in its very early stages. Ifthree primary types of skin cancers, given time to grow, melanoma can take to protect yourself againstNo matter how many steps you (208)233-4455Blackfoot & Pocatellogrow down into the skin, ultimatelyvessels, and spread around thebody (metastasize), causing liThe ACS states that exposure toUV rays of the sun is a major riskskin cancer, our skin care specialistsof skin cells in which they grow and reaching the blood and lymphatic encourage regular skin exams by Jaclyn Brabec, PA-Cfe-a dermatology professional andmonthly self-examinations of yourIdaho Fallsskin. Be sure to have a thoroughexamination at least once a year, justto be on the safe side.(208) 535-3637their physical appearance. Thesethree types of skin cancers have onething in common though-you needthreatening illness.to catch them earlywww.BinghamMemorial.org

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illi BINGHAM MEMORIAL HEALTH FOCUS Presented by Bingham Memorial Hospital May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month Our skin care specialists encourage regular skin exams by a dermatology professional and monthly self-examinations of your skin. More than 3.5 million cases of skin Approximately 75 percent of all skin for most skin cancers. Simply put, Your Eastern Idaho Skin cancer are diagnosed each year and account for nearly half of all cancers in the U.S, according to the producing cells in the skin, knownthe more likely you are to devop cancer deaths are from melanoma, which is a cancer of the pigment the more exposure your skin has to the sun and its harmful rays skin cancer. Steps you can take to prevent skin cancer include: Care Resources If you have any troubling moles or cancer screening with a provider in as melanocytes. The ACS reports spots on your skin, schedule a skin American Cancer Society (ACS). A staggering one in five people wll that in 2018 about 91,270 new develop skin cancer over the course melanomas will be diagnosed about 55,150 in men and 36,120 in taying out of the sun from 10 am your area. of their lifetime. And the rate of skin cancer is even higher in Idaho women), and about 9,320 with so many year-round outdoor are expected to die of melanomaoutside, wear sunscreen with an SPF (208) 782-2930 to 4 p.m., or, if you do have to be activities, the higher elevation which (about 5,990 men and 3,330 wo). 0 or greater with the physical Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and exposes people dato n, and the the skin where it's easy to see and reap liedevery two hours even if Jen lee Hill FNRC UV blockers zinc oxide or titanium Soda Springs Julia McGee, PA-C or (208) 782-2930 or to more intense Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours even if agricultural economy. treat In fact, this most serious bpen water. of skin cancer is always curable when sal-cell carcinoma, squamous-ce carcinoma, and melanoma are the t's found in its very early stages. If three primary types of skin cancers, given time to grow, melanoma can take to protect yourself against No matter how many steps you (208)233-4455 Blackfoot & Pocatello grow down into the skin, ultimately vessels, and spread around the body (metastasize), causing li The ACS states that exposure to UV rays of the sun is a major risk skin cancer, our skin care specialists of skin cells in which they grow and reaching the blood and lymphatic encourage regular skin exams by Jaclyn Brabec, PA-C fe- a dermatology professional and monthly self-examinations of yourIdaho Falls skin. Be sure to have a thorough examination at least once a year, just to be on the safe side. (208) 535-3637 their physical appearance. These three types of skin cancers have one thing in common though-you need threatening illness. to catch them early www.BinghamMemorial.org

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