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How to protect your skin from cancer

There’s plenty of sun this summer. The vitamin D you receive from the sun’s rays is good for health, but the increased risk of skin cancers is not.

Skin cancers can take years to develop. The most lethal type is melanoma and, unfortunately, it is on the increase.

You may be surprised to learn how common skin cancer is, which means you are at risk. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation:

• Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually.

• Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.

• One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime
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