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American Cancer Society stresses sun safety - Skin cancer on rise for all ethnic groups


Last updated 6/14/2007 at Noon

More than one million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States, more than cancers of the prostate, breast, lung, colon, uterus, ovaries and pancreas combined, according to a recent American Cancer Society report. Despite the fact that we know how damaging sun exposure can be to our skin, the number of skin cancers has actually been on the rise for the past few decades.

Ultraviolet (UV) exposure is associated with more than one million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancers and some 60,000 cases of malignant melanoma in the United States each year, states the America...

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