The Association of Volleyball Professionals shares The Skin Cancer Foundation’s commitment to increasing awareness about how to prevent skin cancer and save lives. The AVP has developed the video below with the Foundation to promote skin cancer prevention on the court.
Heading to the Beach?
What You Need to Know about Outdoor Activities and Sun Protection
Sun protection is essentialto skin cancer prevention – about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun.
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime.
On average, a person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than five sunburns.
Regular daily use of an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen reduces the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by about 40 percent and the risk of developing melanoma by 50 percent.