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Facts About Skin Cancer

Causes of Skin Cancer

Types of Skin Cancer

Preventing Skin Cancer

Sunscreens

Skin Self-Examination

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Skin cancer strikes more people worldwide than any other form of cancer. Although more common in fair-skinned people, anyone can develop skin cancer.

In the United States alone, more than 1.3 million individuals will be diagnosed with the disease this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The main cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight, especially when too much time is spent in the sun.

Avoiding excessive sun exposure is the best defense against skin cancer, and, catching skin cancer early will provide a better chance for successful treatment.

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