When it comes to melanoma and other skin cancers, tanning, and safety, there are many misconceptions. It is important to understand what will help prevent skin-related cancers and what may actually increase your risk. Here are some common myths related to melanoma and other skin cancers:
Ultraviolet radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation invisible to the naked eye, but affects us all during exposure to the sun. UV radiation has long been considered a damaging environmental carcinogen. Weekly weather reports often include daily UV Index readings, for good reason.