Photo courtesy of Thinkstock
Using sunscreen regularly is a must for Florida residents trying to prevent skin cancer.

Skin protection offers several health benefits


Megan Carella

For the Chronicle

Sandy Olson knows all too well the importance of wearing sunscreen. Although she’s been diligent about it through her adulthood, the 68-year-old Inverness resident believes the many sunburns she experienced growing up in South Florida led to her recent diagnosis of malignant melanoma.