myMareCo Headbands Help to Prevent Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Let's review!

**Below are statements from the Skin Cancer Foundation and The Cleveland Clinic with documented information about skin cancers.

Clothing is the Most Effective Form of Sun Protection

Are you wearing your myMareCo Headband to protect your ears?

Some Basics about your Ears:

  • Skin cancer is the cancer you can SEE
  • Ears are easily exposed to harmful UV rays from the sun
  • Check yourself in the mirror for anything new, changing or unusual 
  • Between 6 and 10 out of 100 skin cancers are ear cancers
  • The earlier ear skin cancer is diagnosed, the better the outcome

Can skin cancer on your ear spread to your brain?

Yes. If undiagnosed and untreated, any skin cancer on your ear can grow and spread. Once in your blood or lymph (fluid that drains into your bloodstream), cancer cells can travel to other organs, including your brain.

Is there a cure for skin cancer on the ear?

Yes. When ear skin cancer is diagnosed early, while it’s in a lower stage, treatment is often successful. Once the cancer has spread, the success of the treatment depends on where (and how much) it has spread.

What makes clothing sun safe?

  • Shiny polyesters and even lightweight satiny silks can be highly protective because they reflect radiation
  • Dark or bright colors keep UV rays from reaching your skin by absorbing them rather than allowing them to penetrate
  • The more skin your outfit covers, the better your protection

Final Review:

  • Skin cancer on the ear is common
  • The skin on your outer ear is susceptible to cancer because it’s often exposed to the sun’s damaging UV rays
  • Symptoms include changes to your skin, like discoloration. Most cases of ear skin cancer are easily treated, but it can spread to other parts of your body if untreated

Products that provide sun protection for your Ears & Neck at myMareCo:


V Neck Gaiters:


Find more information and references at these  links:

Skin Cancer Foundation:

 Cleveland Clinic:

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