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It's the most common form of cancer and even your kids are susceptible. One in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime, but it can be prevented.

After a melanoma scare as a teen, Lacey Steenson decided tanning isn't worth it.
"Luckily I didn't have to be treated or anything like that," Steenson said. "They just had to go in and take more of the mole away."
Some aren't that that lucky, which is why dermatologist Natalie Lane of Baylor Scott & White says sunscreen is critical.
"Sun accumulates over time," Lane said. "Your skin doesn't forget the exposure you had as a child and you'll end up getting these skin cancers 30...40...50 years later."
You should apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside so it has time to absorb.

Even though the FDA recently banned companies from advertising SPF over 50, that number is still important. Some think the level of SPF doesn't matter, but dermatologists say that's not true. You should apply SPF 50 every time you're in the sun.
Spray sunscreens are an easy way to get kids coated in SPF quickly, but it's a trend the doctor says needs an extra step. "After you spray it, just rub it into your skin a little bit and you'll get much better coverage," Lane said.
An easy move that makes a big difference for kids and adults who dread putting it on. "It's probably the best thing to do," Wade Moore said. "A little annoyance for a lifetime of living."
     
If you have a family history of skin cancer, doctors say it's important to get checked every year.

There will be a free skin cancer screening at Baylor Scott & White Clinic - Temple Northside on Saturday, May 17 from 8:00 AM until noon.

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