Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., yet it is also the most preventable. Because so much of this type of cancer is directly associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun, there are many ways to arm yourself against skin cancer. These include sunscreen (daily!), avoiding tanning beds, covering up and using UV-blocking sunglasses. The Skin Cancer Foundation also recommends a monthly skin self-exam and an annual skin screening.