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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.

Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning. Here are some other basic tips and more resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
  • Cover up with clothing to protect exposed skin.
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck.
  • Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible.
  • Use sunscreen with broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection and a sun protection factor (SPF) 15 or higher.
  • Remember to reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

South Tabor Family Medical wants to remind you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is so important that you are screened. We can help facilitate scheduling your appointment or you can also contact your preferred imaging specialist. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment. Call and make your appointment today 503.261.7200.

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