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Skin cancer is the leading form of cancer in the United States. Each year, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than breast, lung, colon, and prostate cancers combined, and the number of cases is increasing. This video explains the steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

Start by having regular dermatologist visits and getting any suspicious skin changes checked out right away. When you’re out in the sun, use SPF 30 or higher sunscreen at all times and wear clothing that protects your skin from the sun’s rays. Stay out of tanning beds completely—they are linked to more than 400,000 skin cancer cases per year.

Are you at risk for skin cancer? To undergo a skin cancer exam and get more information about protecting yourself, make an appointment at Arlington Dermatology. You can reach our office in Arlington Heights by calling 847-392-5440.