Did you know that the Month of July is UV Safety Month? We can all use this month to raise awareness about skin cancer and help people take action to prevent it – both at home and in the larger community. But, first we must disprove some myths!! Read the myths and then respond to a discussion question.
<b>Myth: <i>Dark skin doesn’t burn, so you don’t need sunscreen</i></b>
Below are some other common myths- have you ever held these myths to be true???
Myth: Sun screen is just for the beach
Myth: African Americans can not get skin cancer
Myth: Dark skin protects against skin cancer
Myth: Only people who spend too much time in the sun get skin cancer
1) After reading this topic; what would you say to a friend or family member that refuses to wear sunscreen because they believe they can not get skin cancer?
2) Have you ever believed any of the above myths? If so, which?
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