KEEPING YOU UP-TO-DATE
- Thank you to everyone for attending the 6th Annual Miles Over Melanoma. It was our biggest and best year yet! More information, including photos and an event summary to follow soon.
- Our M.O.M., Inc. is the winner of the 2012 Exceptional Donor Award from the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. This honor would not be possible without our supporters. Thank you for continuing the fight against this terrible disease.
There are ways to prevent this deadly form of skin cancer from developing.
- Avoid overexposure to ultraviolet rays, including the sunlight and tanning beds
- Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, especially from 10a-4p
- Put sunscreen on your children
- Make sure sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays
- Wear hats, sunglasses, t-shirts, etc. in the sun
- Use lotions, make-up, lip balm, etc. that have SPF in them
- Tanning accelerators are not proven to be safe
- Sunless tanning products, bronzers and extenders, if used properly, are not considered harmful at this time
- Sunless products do not protect against UV rays
- The only FDA-approved color additive for extenders is dihydroxyacetone (DHA)
- Sunless tanning products are to be used externally only, avoiding in the ears, nose, mouth, etc.
- Do self-skin examinations on a monthly basis