Thursday, June 8th, 2000
ACS warns of rising skin cancer incidence

The American Cancer Society reminds everyone to avoid skin cancer by practicing safe sun habits.
With nearly one-million new cases expected this year, skin cancer accounts for one-half of all new cancers. The incidence of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, has doubled in the past 25 years. Nearly 80 percent of all skin cancers are preventable. The leading risk factor for this disease is prolonged exposure to the sun. It is especially important to safeguard young people from the sun, because sunburns received in childhood increase the risk of developing skin cancer later in life.
The American Cancer Society has a simple message that will lessen the chances of getting skin cancer:
Slip. Slop. Slap. Wrap.
When out in the sun, remember to Slip on a shirt, Slop on sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, Slap on a hat that shades the face, neck and ears, and Wrap a pair of sunglasses around your eyes. Whenever possible, you should stay out of the sun during the peak hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Support Group meets June 13

The monthly meeting of the Sussex Fibromyalgia Group will be held Tuesday, June 13, 7 p.m., at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Classroom A. A video, 'Fibromyalgia: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Management' by Dr. Daniel Clauw, M.D., chief, Division of Rheumatology, Georgetown University Medical Center, will be the program. Friends and relatives are welcome. For further information contact Chris Bauer at 629-6611.

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