The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal

MAY 2015

The 2012 edition of The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal features medically reviewed, reader-friendly articles such as tanning, the increasing incidence of skin cancer diagnoses among young women, & the prevalence of melanoma among white males over 50.

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85 50 years of age or older Pale/fair or creamy white Caucasian skin BLUE, GRAY, HAZEL OR GREEN EYES BLOND OR RED HAIR COLOR Celtic ancestry (Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Breton) Having a first-degree relative (mother, father, sister, brother) with a history of skin cancer. Genetic defects that prevent the repair of DNA damage (e.g., xeroderma pigmentosum), or that allow damaged cells to progress to cancer (e.g., basal cell nevus syndrome). Activities involving lengthy sun exposure, such as golf, gardening, farming, fishing, hiking, sunbathing, and outdoor swimming Living in an area with high UV intensity, such as a desert or tropical region. Concentrated sun exposure during vacations to sunny locales. A HISTORY OF SUNBURNS Factors that INCREASE Skin Cancer Risk CUT THIS OUT AND SHARE IT WITH A FRIEND! TANNING BED USE Failure to practice adequate sun protection.

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