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Safer Fun in the Summer Sun

Safer Fun in the Summer Sun
The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer
Any diagnosis of cancer can be frightening—including skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. However, skin cancer accounts for less than 1 percent of all cancer deaths; 85% to 95% of all cases are cured. Prevention and early detection are the most important weapons in the battle against skin cancer. Continuing research is making them ever more effective.

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Keep it Cool in Hot Weather
Advice for Older People Applies to All
Older people are at high risk for developing heat-related illness because the body’s ability to respond to summer heat can become less efficient with advancing years. Fortunately, the summer can remain safe and enjoyable if you use sound judgment.

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