Skin Cancer Myths

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:

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As the leading cause of death from skin cancer, melanoma is often referred to as “the most dangerous type of skin cancer” (Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov), despite being less common than Squamous cell and Basal cell skin cancers. Because of its definition as one of the more deadly forms of cancer, public knowledge surrounding melanoma is of great importance. As a visible cancer – and one that is more easily preventable than many other forms – individuals should be actively involved in avoiding risk factors, as well as educating themselves on the causes and symptoms of the condition.


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