Orange County is one of the sunniest places in California, with hundreds of sun days per year. With that comes the need for protection. Improper protection can increase risk for skin cancer. “People get skin cancers, the most serious being melanoma, because we get too much exposure to the sunlight,” says Dr. Leonard Sender, Medical Director of Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC’s Children’s.
Melanoma accounts for 4% of all skin cancers. With early detection, melanoma is curable, so be safe and use common sense in the sun.