May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented, and it can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early. The Good Samaritan Clinic is proud to participate in Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month!
Here are some simple steps you can take to prevent skin cancer and reduce the risk of UV damage:
- Stay out of the sun as much as possible between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Put on sunscreen every 2 hours and after you swim or sweat.
- Cover up with long sleeves and a hat.
- Check your skin once a month for changes.
Faith WorksWe believe that healthy people make our families and communities grow ever stronger. Our free services help the underinsured, and uninsured, stay healthy and working.
Faith HealsWe provide both medical and spiritual support. The Good Samaritan Clinics are a safe place to receive free general medical care, health education, prevention advice, and spiritual guidance.
Faith HelpsVolunteers and donors are the heart and soul of our clinics. Through their generosity, we are able to provide medical and dental services in our community free of charge.
Faith ProvidesWe help because, without it, many in our community would be left to suffer and risk their lives out of fear. That’s why, in the spirit of the Good Samaritan, our Clinics provide free medical care to those in need.
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