Blistering Summer Temperatures and UV Awareness Month Bring Skin Cancer Rehabilitation Process to Forefront
July is UV Awareness month; UV rays and their effects remain constant
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – July 29, 2021 – Santé™, a Phoenix-area-based short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation center and services organization, steps up during summer to raise awareness about the effects and rehabilitation process associated with ultraviolet radiation as UV Awareness month (July) wraps up, but triple-digit summer temperatures continue on.
“Our four facilities right here in the Valley are uniquely prepared to help residents in the summer months,” said Joyal Simmons, Senior VP of Clinical Operations and Compliance of Santé. “Our team and resources are all local. We feel and see what happens to the human body because of excessive UV rays all year, and especially now.”
The company operates four facilities locally in Surprise, North Scottsdale, Mesa and Chandler.
UV radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation that comes from the sun as well as artificial sources such as tanning beds, though sunlight is still the main source of UV radiation. UV rays are at their strongest during summer months and between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Most skin cancers are a result of UV rays in sunlight. Basal cell and squamous cell cancers (nonmelanoma) are the most common types of skin cancer, and are usually found on parts of the body that have been exposed to the sun. They have been linked to certain behaviors that correlate to individuals living in the desert sun. Also, a previous history of high-grade sunburns and having signs of sun damage to the skin are contributing factors for individuals.
Melanoma is a rarer form of skin cancer that is likely to invade nearby tissues and then spread to other parts of the body.
Treatment depends on the type and severity of the skin cancer. There are eight types of standard treatment for skin cancer: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, chemical peel and other drug therapies.
Ultimately, healthcare providers decide if a patient needs the rehabilitation services that Santé provides, understanding that medical events are unique to each individual.
Santé was founded in 2008 on the premise of reshaping the way guests and patients receive care, believing that compassion has the power to heal, transform, inspire and comfort. Santé specializes in short-term skilled nursing, rehabilitation and outpatient therapy, home health, palliative and hospice care in Surprise, North Scottsdale, Mesa and Chandler. For more information, visit santecares.com.