Melanoma of the skin is a potentially deadly malignancy that has been linked to sunburn and excess sun/UV exposure.
To protect your skin on sunny days use a large hat, keep on a shirt even on hot days and apply sun screen on sun exposed skin surface areas to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Staying in the shade between 11am and 3pm during the summer is also a good advice. Sun reflected back from the white snow is equally or even more dangerous and result in lot of sun burns.
It is easy to screen for melanoma, ask your doctor for a skin check during your next office visit.
The actors of this short video are all melanoma survivors.
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