MRF's Parent's Guide to Prevention

A PARENT’S GUIDE TO REDUCING THE RISK OF MELANOMA

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You always hear people say, “Children change everything.” They definitely do. They change the way we act and the way we think. They bring out our protective instincts and make us worry about dangers we never considered before. We buy our children safe car seats and give them healthy foods. We child-proof our homes and keep choking hazards out of reach. But what about protecting their skin from too much UV (ultraviolet) exposure? Too much UV exposure, either from the sun or from tanning beds, can damage your child’s skin, lead to wrinkles and may cause skin cancer – including melanoma, the deadliest form. As a parent, there are several steps you can take to lower your child’s risk. CHECK OUT THE POSTER INSIDE TO LEARN MORE!

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