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As soon as the temperature starts to rise, it’s time to take advantage of outdoor activities and spending time with family in the sunshine. But with the extra fun comes increased risk of skin cancer. Sun protection is your best line of defense when it comes to skin cancer prevention. The American Cancer Society says staying in the shade can be one of the best lines of defense for your skin.
What is Skin Cancer?What exactly is skin cancer? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation and Skincancer.org, it is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells usually caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation. The CDC suggests someone is at a higher risk of getting skin cancer even from a few bad sunburns. There are multiple types of skin cancer, but here are the three most commonly diagnosed in the United States, according to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America:
- Basal cell carcinoma: The cancer cells develop in the basal layer of the skin, hence the name. This type of skin cancer accounts for 80% of all diagnoses in America. This type of the least dangerous because it rarely metastasizes and grows slowly.
- Squamous cell carcinoma: This is the second most common type of skin cancer. They develop from the flat squamous cells on the skin. Although they are more likely to spread than basal cell carcinoma, it is uncommon for them to metastasize.
- Melanoma: This is a more aggressive and dangerous type of skin cancer that form in the melanocytes, or darker pigments of skin. Melanoma can form in parts of the body that aren’t exposed to sunlight, and can metastasize. Melanoma can require intense treatment like chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. To learn more about the four basic types of melanoma, click here.
Skin Cancer in AmericaSkin cancer is also the most common type of cancer in the United States. The American Academy of Dermatology reports 9,500 people in America are diagnosed with this type of cancer every day. When it comes to the most dangerous type of skin cancer, melanoma, research shows it has doubled from 1982 to 2011 and continues to rise. Here are some other interesting facts about skin cancer:
- More people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the U.S. than all forms of cancer combined.
- The annual cost of treating skin cancers is $8.1 billion
- One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
How to Spot Skin CancerThe key to successful treatment of skin cancer is to spot it early. Doctors recommend you check your own skin once a month. In addition, you should aim for a yearly exam with a dermatologist, especially if you are predisposed to skin cancer or are exposed to the sun often. An easy way to remember how to look for skin cancer is by using the ABCDE rule:
- Asymmetry: If a mark or mole looks asymmetrical, that could be cause for concern.
- Border: If the edges of a mole are ragged or blurred, get it checked out.
- Color: If the color of a mole or growth is not uniform, or includes pink, red, or blue, it is a sign of skin cancer.
- Diameter: If the size of the mole is larger than the tip of a ...
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There are plenty of options for deck or patio shade, but shade sails offer a charmingly unique and practical solution. Not only do they provide quality sun protection, but these breathable and water-resistant solutions complement any outdoor space for gorgeous and functional outdoor décor. In order to get the most out of your shade cover, you need to use it properly! Check out these 8 tips for a long-lasting backyard shade solution.
1. Pick a good spot...First, you need to pick an ideal area in
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Whether you plan to use your pop-up canopy at the beach, farmer’s market, or in your backyard, it’s important to ensure a sturdy and secure shade solution. Pop-ups are often made with very lightweight materials. While this provides hassle-free mobility and portability, it makes it a little easier for your canopy to fly away on a windy day. Secure your pop up so no matter where you put it, it’s there to stay until you decide other...
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Now that the warm weather’s here to stay for awhile, you probably want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. But when your backyard aesthetic is less than enjoyable, it can be easy to resort to the couch. This year, create an outdoor oasis you’ll want to escape to by easily incorporating a few added essentials. Give your backyard an upgrade with these must-have deck and patio products for an organized, comfortable, and attractive outdoor space.
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ShelterLogic and Arrow's Ultimate Holiday Gift GuideDrawing a blank when it comes to choosing the perfect holiday gift for outdoor lovers in your family? At ShelterLogic Corp. we manufacture practical and affordable shade, shelter and storage solutions for the whole family. To give you an inside look at our diverse product lines, we’ve created a holiday gift guide for the 2017 holiday season! To help you sort through our variety of unique products, we’ve broken our holiday gift guide down by areas of interest.
Holiday Gift Guide for Gardening EnthusiastsNeed to find the perfect gift for green thumbs in your family? Whether they're a hobbyist or near professional, we’ve got the perfect gift for your gardening enthusiast this holiday season.
Seasonal Protection to Start Growing Earliergrowing plants as early as March and keeping them healthy with more sunlight exposure during the day. With convenient, integrated shelving there’s more available room to grow a variety of plants and a metal grid for proper drainage.
Economical Storage for the Garden
What’s a garden without a shed to stash all of your supplies? The Designer Series Metro Shed offers a mid-size footprint and is ideal for smaller spaces and patios. With its increased headroom and vertical storage space, you’ll be able to add any tool hanging rack or shelving unit to take advantage of its compact design. This seasonal storage shed also has a built-in base and floor, and lockable features, to keep your items dry and safe.
Compact Gardening for Small SpacesRaised Bed is a great space-saving alternative to traditional backyard gardening. Ideal for vegetables, fruits, and flowers, this compact structure helps achieve better drainage and easier soil amendments. While its steel exterior provides durability and strength, it’s size is great for small spaces, yards, decks, and patios.
Turn Your Raised Bed Into a Mini GreenhouseGrowIT Backyard Greenhouse to your raised bed frame, you’ll be able to start your seedlings early or extend your growing season simply and affordably. With its convenient roll-up cover, our Raised Bed Greenhouse provides airflow and allows for temperature control to grow your plants more efficiently and keep them protected even against frost. This raised bed attachment is also available in a peak style.
Holiday Gift Guide for HomeownersWhen you purchase a home it becomes an extension of who you are, so why not make the outside as personable as the inside? For those in your life looking to enhance the exterior aesthetics of their home, give the gift of personalization, organization, and more with these useful and attractive outdoor items.
An Attached Patio for Curb Appeal
Convenient and Attractive Garbage, Deck and Patio StorageVersa-Shed Steel Storage offers convenient additional storage space for your garden tools, bikes, garbage cans and much more. Its swinging doors make accessing large or bulky items easy, and the lock feature keeps your items safely stored. Its self-balancing lid prevents moisture accumulation on the roof of the structure, keeping stored items protected and dry. With its attractive design and sturdy build, the Versa-Shed is a reliable storage solution for your deck and patio and will look great year after year.
Versatile Storage that Compliments Any Outdoor Space
Spacemaker Deck Box in Espresso for $169.99 Deck boxes help maintain a clutter-free backyard, deck, or patio. With built-in corrugated floors and water-resistant casing, all of your toys, sports equipment, lawn tools and much more can be kept dry and secure. Place it by the poolside, the deck or resting on the side of the house for protection during any season.
Extra Storage in Less Space
Stylish Patio Cover
Shade Sails are portable patio covers that provide reliable shade and UV protection from the sun. When attached to a sturdy connection point such as the house, building, or posts, you’ll be able to shade any area with a stylish accent. These innovative patio covers come in two different shapes, square and triangle, to help blend with any outdoor living space. Not sure if the Shade Sail is right for you? See all Shade Sails and Shade Cloth in various shapes and sizes.
Efficiently Store and Protect Firewood
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This Fall, Don’t Settle: Get a Better Pop-Up Canopy and Tailgate Tent and Kick-Off the Season RightWith September just around the corner, the fall season is nearly here and that means back to school, shorter days, cooler weather, and everyone’s favorite past time: football season! So, are you ready? Football games and weekend parties this fall would not be complete without the perfect portable canopy and tailgate tent for your pre-game tailgating event.
Cheer on your favorite team and party with a ShelterLogic Pop-Up Canopy!ShelterLogic Pop-Up canopies are the perfect tailgating tent and outdoor canopy. Unlike other pop up tents, ShelterLogic Pop-Up Canopies are great because they are sturdy, protect against rain and UV rays, and are easy to assemble. Our selection of Pop-Up Canopies and tailgate tents are versatile and make great tailgate tents because they come in a variety of colors, sizes and styles.
Why Choose a ShelterLogic Pop-Up Canopy for Your Tailgate TentChoose Your Color, Show Your Pride: Our Pop-Up Canopies are available in a variety of shades so you can coordinate the color* of your Pop-Up with your favorite team. Easy Up, Effortless Assembly: Many of our Pop-Up Canopies come fully pre-assembled; just open the box and set it up in 15 minutes or less. Perfect for Rain or Shine: Our water-resistant Pop-Up Canopies offer UV protection and block up to 98% of harmful UV rays, making them great no matter what the weather!** At ShelterLogic, we offer a variety of durable Pop-Up Canopies that will last you season after season. Available in different sizes, styles and colors, here are a few of our favorite Pop-Up Canopy styles to choose from. Pop-Up HD Slant 10 x 10 ft. Available in a wide range of colors, this pop-up canopy 10 x 10 ft. is a perfect outdoor canopy for a variety of different events. It's a great tailgate tent that could be used at sporting events and backyard parties. A portable canopy that features a convenient storage bag for easy and convenient travel. Pop-Up HD Slant 12 x 12 ft. Similar to the Pop-Up HD Slant 12 x 12 ft., this version is slightly larger and offers more shade from harmful UV rays and light rain conditions. A great tailgate tent that can be used at tailgating parties, or as a perfect shade solution for your next camping trip. The Pop-Up HD Slant comes pre-assembled and is water-resistant. Alumi-Max A popular outdoor shade solution with a study construction and stylish design. The adjustable, aluminum frame on the Alumi-Max makes it stand out. The aluminum means a lighter weight canopy making it easier to transport than the conventional steel frame of a pop-up canopy or our other canopies. We reinforced its strength by developing a hexagonal pipe design, making it a stronger Pop-Up. The Alumi-Max is a great solution for commercial events, farmers markets, backyard events, and more. Also makes a great tailgate tent for your next big game! Pop-Up Canopy HD – Truss Top Get more coverage with the Pop-Up Canopy HD - Truss Top. This Pop-Up Canopy comes fully assembled and offers up to 100 square feet of shade. A water resistant polyester cover, and a thermoset powder coating to resist rust and corrosion; this is a canopy that will last more than one season.