Skip to content
Close (esc)

Exclusive Offer for New Subscribers!

Buy One Pair of Fish Monkey Gloves and Get a Performance Face Guard at 50% Off! Limited Time Only! Dive into comfort and protection with Fish Monkey. Subscribe Now to Redeem Your Offer!

The Best Sun Protection for Your Outdoor Adventures

The Best Sun Protection for Your Outdoor Adventures

Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know

At Fish Monkey, we prioritize your safety and enjoyment during outdoor adventures. Our high-quality products not only enhance your experience but also shield you from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.

Understanding Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans during their lifetime. It primarily manifests as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal and squamous cell carcinomas, impact over 3 million Americans annually.

Rising Concerns

Skin cancer cases are on the rise, with basal cell carcinomas increasing by 145% and squamous cell carcinomas by 263% between 1976-1984 and 2000-2010. This trend, especially noticeable among women, underscores the importance of proactive sun protection.

Types of Skin Cancer

basal cell
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma: Slow-growing and common among adults, usually appearing as small shiny bumps on sun-exposed areas.
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma: More aggressive but treatable, often presenting as red, scaly patches on the skin.
  • Melanoma: Less common but more deadly, starting in pigment-producing skin cells and spreading rapidly.

Statistics Snapshot

  • Non-melanoma skin cancers are rising among people under 40.
  • Over 1 million Americans currently live with melanoma.
  • Melanoma rates doubled from 1982 to 2011.
  • Caucasians and men over 50 face higher melanoma risks.
  • Melanoma is the second most common cancer in young women.

Surviving Skin Cancer

Early detection and treatment significantly improve survival rates. Regular skin exams, self-checks, and sun protection measures are vital. Basal and squamous cell carcinomas boast high cure rates if detected early. Melanoma's survival rates vary based on detection stages, emphasizing the importance of proactive care.

Risk Factors and Prevention

Excessive sun exposure, UV light, tanning beds, and weakened immune systems increase skin cancer risks. Protect yourself by:

  • Seeking shade.
  • Wearing protective clothing.
  • Using SPF 30+ sunscreen.
  • Avoiding tanning beds.

The Fish Monkey Impact

Our products, including performance fishing gloves and sun protection apparel, offer superior defense against UV rays. Gay LaPointe's inspiring journey highlights the significance of sun protection gear in outdoor enthusiasts' lives.

Older Post
Newer Post

Blog posts

The Best Sun Protection for Your Outdoor Adventures

Learn about skin cancer prevention and how Fish Monkey's sun protection products can keep you safe while enjoying the great outdoors.

Why Wear Fishing Gloves: Exploring the Benefits with Fish Monkey

In today's world of angling, where technology and innovation continually reshape our gear choices, the question arise...
Back to top

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty

Shop now