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Young, Rich and at Greater Risk for Skin Cancer

Posted: March 25, 2011

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Melanoma cases have more than doubled during the last three decades among Caucasian girls and women. The World Health Organization cites a rise in melanoma throughout the Western world, especially in countries where skin is typically fair or where tanning is the norm, such as in Northern Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Since UV radiation exposure is cumulative, protect your skin by wearing sunscreen with a high SPF every day, even on cloudy days, and avoid tanning, direct sun, and tanning salons.

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