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Summer Sun Safety Month

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Summer Sun Safety Month

Summer may be halfway over but the temperatures remain high and the UV rays strong here in Wright, WY. The Campbell County Medical Group (CCMG) Wright Clinic wants to take August, Summer Sun Safety Month, to encourage you to protect your body and to avoid overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Your skin is the body’s largest organ, so it’s no surprise that skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer. Each year, about 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States. These cancers in the outer layer of the skin, occur most where skin is exposed to the sun, such as the face, ears, neck, lips and the back of the hands.

The American Cancer Society estimates that 250 people in the state of Wyoming have been diagnosed with Melanoma since January 1st, 2022. With Wright being at an elevation of 5,121 feet and our community’s active lifestyles and work lives, it is ever important that residents protect their skin, especially during the summer and early fall months. Here are a few easy things you can do to protect yourself:

  • Seek shade

  • Protect your skin with clothing

  • Use sunscreen

  • Wear a Hat

  • Wear sunglasses

  • Protect children from the sun

  • Avoid tanning beds and sun lamps

If you have questions on how to keep you and your family safe this month and all year long, give the Wright Clinic a call at 307-464-0413.

Article Source:

Cancer Health- Summer Sun Safety Month

American Cancer Society: Cancer Statistic Center: Wyoming

American Cancer Society: How Do I Protect Myself from UV Rays?

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