Facts about Skin Cancer
Did You Know?
- Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer.and it's preventable
- In the Region of Peel 30% of males and 28% of females report being sunburned in the past 12 months
- Sunburn and sun exposure before the age of 20 increases your risk of skin cancer later on in life
- The UV exposure from sun lamps and tanning beds are as harmful as UV rays from the sun.
- 1 in 7 children born today will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
- Skin cancer starts in the cells of the skin.
- Young children, youth and outside workers are the most vulnerable to UV radiation.
- People who have fair skin, blonde or red hair, and blue, green, or grey eyes are at greater risk for sun damage.
- People who tan regularly are at greater risk for sun damage.
- Cloudy days don't protect you. You can be burned from UV rays reflecting off of clouds.
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July 26, 2007