Skin cancer doesn't just affect women

Dec 06, 2010

Men need to watch out for skin cancer too

Say the words "skin cancer" and many people think of women who frequent the tanning beds or are frequent beach sun bathers. It's important to note, however, that men can be afflicted with skin cancer too.

The Skin Cancer Foundation says melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is most likely to strike white men over the age of 50.

In addition to wearing sunscreen and protective gear when out on the sun, other skin care products can also provide protection from ultra violet rays.

Recently, Jafra's men's skin care line earned a "Seal of Recommendation" for sun protection by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

"If a skin care product carries the Seal from The Skin Cancer Foundation, consumers can trust that it has passed a rigorous testing and evaluation process and has a minimum SPF of 15 or higher sun protection," said JAFRA vice president and chief scientific officer Pragna Chakravarti.

Fortunately, melanoma is a highly treatable form of cancer if detected early. If people should take whatever steps they can to help reduce their chances of getting cancer and potentially having to pay more for life insurance.

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