Bruce Jenner was photographed last week with a big bandage covering his nose. I assumed he chose to go under the knife for plastic surgery – boy, was I wrong! He actually had skin cancer removed from his nose resulting in over 30 stitches! Bruce also had skin cancer removed from his face last year.
His doctors urge him to use SPF as he is an avid golfer…And if you’ve ever watched an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians you know Bruce loves to do all things outdoors – sports, racing, flying his remote-control helicopters, shooting guns, and lately he has spent the majority of time at his ocean-side villa – (WOW. I don’t like reality TV or anything…). Living in beautiful Southern California, who wouldn’t want to spend their time outdoors?
Bruce is a perfect example of how skin cancer can happen to anyone. Luckily, Bruce caught early enough and had it removed, without it spreading to the rest of his body.
- Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US with over 3.5 million cases reported annually
- One in five people will get skin cancer in their life.
- One person dies of melanoma every hour in the US.
- Of the 7 most common forms of cancer in the US, melanoma is the only one that keeps increasing year by year.
- Just one indoor tanning session increases users’ chances of developing melanoma by 20 percent, and each additional session during the same year boosts the risk almost another two percent.
- Seek the shade especially between 10AM-4PM
- Do NOT burn.
- Use SPF 15+ every day.
- Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
- Visit your doctor for a yearly skin examination.
More skin cancer facts and prevention guidelines here. And, Bruce, if you want a safe, natural tan, we would love to have you at Air-Tan anytime! We all sure are glad you are OK. 🙂