Tag Archives: skin cancer

Effectiveness of an Internet intervention to decrease young adults’ risk for skin cancer

Every year, almost five million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer. Though many think of cancer as being an issue for older people, melanoma is the second most diagnosed cancer in adults aged 20-39. This is in

The surgeon general should say that indoor tanning causes skin cancer

It is a widely accepted fact that smoking causes lung cancer. This dates back to 1964, when the Surgeon General’s report clearly acknowledged this link. Fifty years later, the Acting Surgeon General, Dr. Lushniak, was asked to

Using university-sponsored debit cards for indoor tanning services: an update

Numerous studies have established a link between indoor tanning bed use and increased risk for skin cancer.  In fact, those who begin using tanning beds before the age of 35 increase their risk for melanoma, the deadliest