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Skin Cancer: Protect Yourself
Barbara Mobley, Sandra T. Coffey
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Pages / Length: 6
Publication Date: 02/10/2003

Alabamians love the sun and spend a great deal of time outside—working, playing, exercising—often in clothing that exposes a lot of skin to the sun. Most people are now aware that too much sun has been linked to skin cancer. However, few know the degree of risk posed by overexposure, and fewer are aware that the risks go beyond skin cancer. Each year more than one million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States and one person dies every hour from melanoma or nonmelanoma skin cancer.