As summer is approaching and the pandemic seemingly better controlled we need to recognize skin safety. More and more people now are out and about. May is the national Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more about different types of skin cancer and skin care. “With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is America’s most common cancer. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 85 percent of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. By sharing facts about the dangers of unprotected exposure and encouraging people to check their skin for warning signs, we can and will save lives.” – Skin Cancer Foundation ALWAYS use sunblock with UVA and UVB protection. SPF 30 or higher is recommended. Have a safe time out in the sun! From the South Bay Surgeon family to yours, we wish you and your loved ones good health and safety during this trying time.