Posted by ImproveCareNow on May 25, 2012
Much in the same way ImproveCareNow gets excited for World IBD Day (May 19th) and Crohn's & Colitis Awareness Week (December 1 -7), the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is excited about Don't Fry Day - which is today, the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend. A day that is set aside as time to raise awareness and hopefully prevent skin cancer.
Skin protection and cancer prevention is serious business that everyone should be thinking about. We are posting this message here today because it is important for kids who are taking, or have taken, immunosuppressants (thiopurines are an example) to treat their IBD to be extra careful in the sun - as the risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer can be higher for them. You can read more about this in the upcoming issue of CIRCLE - which will be released on May 29th. In the meantime, in honor of Don't Fry Day, put on your broad spectrum sunscreen, grab a big floppy hat and your sweet sunglasses and enjoy a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend!