The sun is the primary source of excessive ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is the cause of most skin cancers. Immediate adverse effects of excessive exposure are sunburn and eye damage; longer effects include premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.
An overview of sun safety and Academy programs.
A good overview of what too much sun exposure can do to your skin. You'll also find tips to help you protect yourself and your family from getting too much sun.
Published in Pediatrics, this article explains common attitudes of Pediatricians with regard to sun protection counseling at check-ups.
Do you know someone who was recently diagnosed with melanoma? This resource helps people with melanoma, caregivers and their families throughout their cancer journey.
Provides general information on skin cancer geared toward senior patients.
A variety of research-tested programs for sun safety.
Hosts a variety of sun safety and skin cancer awareness programs throughout the U.S.
SunWise provides free sun safety resources for schools, caregivers, and communities.
Provides information for patients diagnosed with melanoma and other forms of skin cancer.
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