FLORIDA HOSPITAL EAST ORLANDO: Protect Your Child From Sun Damage Now to Prevent Cancer Decades Later

By Press release submission | | Aug 12, 2019


Florida Hospital East Orlando issued the following announcement on Aug. 6.

Like a snowball growing as it rolls down a hill, your risk for skin cancer grows with each bad sunburn, starting in childhood.

Imagine putting your hand on a hot burner and feeling the pain three hours later. That's what it's like to be sunburned, a delayed reaction that can be especially damaging to children who don't know anything is wrong until the damage is already done. And though a childhood sunburn may heal in a matter of days, the damage could last a lifetime.

You keep track of so much when it comes to your child, and it can be difficult to think about sun damage on top of everything else. That's why it is important to develop habits that make it easy to protect your children, like keeping sunscreen in the car, bag or child's backpack.

The risks of repeated sun exposure are real but not frightening given our knowledge of how to prevent skin cancer.

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Source: Florida Hospital East Orlando 

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