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Posted: May 9, 2007
page 2 of 2About 40 percent of Chicago respondents said they weren't worried about skin cancer because of their short summers.
"The notion that only people living in year-round sunny climates are prone to developing skin cancer is completely untrue," Baker said.
"As dermatologists, we treat skin cancer patients living in all areas of the country -- from big cities to small towns, in tropical climates and snowbelt states. Studies also show that intense, intermittent sun exposure -- which typically involves residents of colder climates vacationing in warm, tropical areas during the winter months -- is a significant risk factor for developing future skin cancers," she said.
The rankings of the 32 metropolitan areas and states are as follows:
- 1. Washington, DC
- 2. New York City
- 3. Miami
- 4. Tampa
- 5. Los Angeles
- 6. Dallas
- 7. Salt Lake City
- 8. San Francisco
- 9. (3-way tie) Atlanta, Idaho and Philadelphia
- 12. Phoenix
- 13. Portland
- 14. Vermont
- 15. (3-way tie) Baltimore, Boston and Providence
- 18. (2-way tie) Hartford and Riverside, Calif.
- 20. Houston
- 21. (3-way tie) Denver, New Hampshire and St. Louis
- 24. (2-way tie) Cincinnati and San Diego
- 26. Detroit
- 27. (2-way tie) Cleveland and Minneapolis
- 29. Seattle
- 30. Pittsburgh
- 31. Maine
- 32. Chicago
HealthDay News, May 7, 2007