As soon as the temperature starts to rise, it’s time to take advantage of outdoor activities and spending time with family in the sunshine. But with the extra fun comes increased risk of skin cancer. Sun protection is your best line of defense when it comes to skin cancer prevention. The American Cancer Society says staying in the shade can be one of the best lines of defense for your skin.
What is Skin Cancer?
What exactly is skin cancer? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation and Skincancer.org, it is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells usually caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation. The CDC suggests someone is at a higher risk of getting skin cancer even from a few bad sunburns.
There are multiple types of skin cancer, but here are the three most commonly diagnosed in the United States, according to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America:
Basal cell carcinoma: The cancer cells develop in the basal layer of the skin, hence the name. This type of skin cancer accounts for 80% of all diagnoses in America. This type of the least dangerous because it rarely metastasizes and grows slowly.
Squamous cell carcinoma: This is the second most common type of skin cancer. They develop from the flat squamous cells on the skin. Although they are more likely to spread than basal cell carcinoma, it is uncommon for them to metastasize.
Melanoma: This is a more aggressive and dangerous type of skin cancer that form in the melanocytes, or darker pigments of skin. Melanoma can form in parts of the body that aren’t exposed to sunlight, and can metastasize. ...
Is there a more perfect time of the year than the fall? The temperature is comfortable, the leaves are changing, and everyone wants to be outside. It’s also a great time to get to all those DIY backyard projects before the winter weather starts to roll in. Before you get started on your to do list, here are some essential products you need to make your tasks that much easier.
Organizing the Patio Ahead of Winter
One of the most popular DIY backyard projects is cleaning up your pool, patio, or deck ahead of winter. Outdoor storage sheds can be a practical addition to your backyard space, patio, or deck. A Spacemaker deck box is an attractive and versatile outdoor storage bench with roomy, convenient patio storage for pool toys, furniture cushions, and other summer items. It has a built-in corrugated floor to keep your items protected and dry and a pneumatic lift for improved lid opening and closing, which gives you easier access to your items. The Storboss horizontal shed is also an excellent solution for your outdoor storage needs. The Storboss’s 6 x 3 ft. footprint and slanted roof design is great for patios, decks, walkways, in the garage or on the side of your house. This attractive shed for backyard storage has a charcoal finish is an easy to access solution for trash cans, bicycles, patio equipment and so much more.