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Melanoma - A Deadly Form of Skin Cancer

Melanoma pictDid you know melanoma, a form of skin cancer, has contributed to more than 9,000 deaths in the United States each year? Melanoma is considered the most deadly form of skin cancer according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC reported there were more than 65,000 cases of melanoma in 2011 and this number will continue to increase unless exposure to the sun and tanning booths are limited. Indoor tanning booths expose individuals to more intense ultraviolet rays (UV) than a person would receive from the sun. The CDC states that about 6,200 cases of melanoma are caused by indoor tanning.

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