State Health Officials Urge Lots Of Sunscreen To Protect Against Sunburns And Skin Cancer

The state Department of Health is reminding PA residents to protect themselves against the harmful rays of the sun this summer. In an effort to prevent skin cancer, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine encourages PA residents to use sunscreen with an SPF or 30 or higher when outside this summer Dr. Levine says melanoma is one of the most common forms of skin cancer in PA, noting that there were nearly 3,700 new cases of melanoma diagnosed in the state in 2016 while 388 residents died from malignant melanoma that year.