Skin cancer: Work hard to protect your skin
Farming and ranching have enough perils that you can’t control. So as spring and summer work begin to heat up, take care to prevent one peril you can control—skin cancer. While one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime, those who work outside, like ranchers and farmers, are particularly at risk; regular exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation without sun protection increases chances of developing skin cancer.
Dr. Anna Woodson, a dermatologist from the Dermatology Clinic, Columbus, Miss., reminded her audience at the Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association (MACA) 47th Annual Conference at Mississippi State University about protecting their skin and visiting their dermatologist regularly, reports the Delta Farm Press.
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