One person dies from melanoma every hour, and that’s just one kind of skin cancer. But the good news is that deaths from skin cancer are on the decline, due to earlier screening and diagnosis at a more treatable stage.
It doesn't take difficult or painful tests to protect your health. Know your risk factors and talk to our specialists about your risk level. Their recommendations can help with early detection.
Risk Factors for Skin Cancer
- Lighter natural skin color, blue or green eyes or blonde or red hair
- Skin that burns, freckles or reddens easily or becomes painful in the sun
- Exposure to the sun through work or play
- Personal or family risk of skin cancer
- History of sunburns, especially early in life
- History of indoor tanning
- Certain types of and a large number of moles