Skin Cancer Facts
THE SUN AND YOUR SKIN
The Benefits of Sun Protection Clothing by Accent Sunwear
An average tee shirt only blocks up to 9% of the suns harmful UVA/UVB rays.
ONLY UPF 50+ can offer 98% protection.
WORLDWIDE PROBLEM / Sun Exposure Kills / What We KnowEach year, globally, there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.1
More than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in more than 2 million Americans each year
Skin Cancer is the #1 most common cancer in the US!
Cancer is the #2 Killer of women. Skin Cancer is a leading reason.
One in five Americans will develop some type of skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.2
One person dies of melanoma every 57 minutes.3
The Skin Cancer Foundation considers CLOTHING TO BE THE MOST SAFE AND EFFECTIVE DEFENSE in the fight against skin cancer and aging.
Wearing sun protection daily can decrease your chances of contracting melanoma by more than 50%.4
1,3 American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2015. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@editorial/documents/document/acspc-044552.pdf. Accessed January 9, 2015.
- Robinson, JK. Sun exposure, sun protection, and vitamin D. JAMA 2005; 294:1541-43.
- Hughes MCB, Williams GM, Baker P, Green AC. Sunscreen and prevention of skin aging:
a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med 2013 June; 158 (11):781-790.