May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Don’t Forget Your Lips

May is skin cancer awareness month. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. When going out in the Sun, don’t forget your lips are just as susceptible to damage from the Sun’s UV rays.

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For our patients recommend choosing a lip balm with beeswax or paraffin to help seal in moisture and stay on your lips longer.


As always in our office, when you come in for your dental cleaning you will receive a free tube of our very own SPF-15 lip balm from our hygienist.


To schedule a new patient appointment with Dr. Grant E. Marcum, in Paso Robles, CA  please call (805)238-1033.

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The CDC has the following information regarding Skin Cancer:

Sun Safety Tips

Check the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s UV Index before you spend time outdoors and plan your sun protection accordingly, using these tips—

  • Seek shade, especially during midday hours.
  • Cover up with clothing to protect exposed skin.
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade the face, head, ears, and neck.
  • Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible.
  • Use sunscreen with broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection and sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher.
  • Remember to reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.

Fast Facts About Skin Cancer

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