As the days get longer and the sun stronger, we remember how important it is to adapt our exercise routine to avoid the hottest times of the day. It’s time to think about how much water you’re drinking and what you’re wearing to stay cool in the heat.
Many of us forget to consider the impact of multiple hours of UV exposure. Long-distance runs or bike tours can put you at risk of premature aging and skin cancer just as much as consciously “working on your tan”.
Training for a marathon? While you’re figuring out what to eat and how fast your race pace is, be sure to consider how best to protect your skin. Always pay attention to how much sun you’re getting on long training runs, while cycling, or trail running at high altitudes. Follow these top skin cancer prevention and detection tips and get the facts on common skin cancer misconceptions below.
Types of Skin Cancer
The three most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. About 80% of all skin cancers are BCC. Symptoms may include a sore that won’t heal, a shiny pink bump, a white or scar-like area. The second most common form of skin cancer is squamous cell carcinomas, which can appear as a…