May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the beginning of the outdoor season. Skin Cancer is one of the most common cancers in the U.S., but also it is one of the most preventable.
Most cases of skin cancer can be prevented by avoiding overexposure to Ultraviolet (UV) rays. UVA and UVB are the two main types of sun rays, and both cause skin cancer by damaging the DNA in our skin cells. Each year, there are a reported 2 to 3 million skin cancers worldwide and the rate continues to rise.
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and PROSHRED® Security will team up to host their sixth-annual nationwide “Shred Cancer” event on Sunday, June 1. Community members are invited to bring their personal documents to be securely shredded while raising funds for cancer research and education.
The event will be held throughout the country at participating PROSHRED® locations. Event times will vary by location. You can find locations and other details here.
Listen to Dr. Daniel Rosenberg, Director of the Colon Cancer Prevention Program at the University of Connecticut Health Center discuss how AICR’s funding has impacted his research on walnuts and colon cancer.