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Neutrogena Study Shows More Skin Cancer Education Needed

Posted: September 6, 2012

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3. MYTH: “An annoying mole or sore that won't go away is just that―annoying, nothing to worry about.”

But the experts say that sometimes an annoying sore that will not go away, or a mole that has changed in size or color, is actually something more serious and possibly an early form of skin cancer. An annual skin cancer screening is necessary to identify cancer in its early stages. Neutrogena and the ASDS urge people to take skin health seriously and sign up for a free skin cancer screening with a dermatologist in their community at

4. MTYH: “A tanning bed is safer than UV rays from the sun.”

However, research has revealed that exposure to the ultraviolet light from tanning beds can impact your skin in a variety of ways including wrinkles, sun spots and freckles. Neutrogena recommends using sunless tanning products for a streak-free, all-over tan without damaging skin.

5. MYTH: “Dark-skinned men and women are not at risk for sun damage and skin cancer.”