Beware the Tanning Bed!

“The challenge is that teens have access to indoor tanning salons on almost every corner. A recent survey of 116 U.S. cities found an average of 42 tanning salons per city, which means tanning salons are more prevalent than Starbucks® or McDonald’s®,” Moy states. “We are very concerned that this tanning behavior will lead to a continued increase in the incidence of skin cancer in young people and, ultimately, more untimely deaths from this devastating disease.”

At current rates, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Approximately 75 percent of skin cancer deaths are from melanoma, and the incidence of melanoma has been rising for at least 30 years – particularly among young, white women.

Visit http://www.melanomamonday.org to find out how to perform a skin self-exam, download a body mole map or find free skin cancer screenings in your area.

via Beware the Tanning Bed! – Parenthood.com.

CANCER …We all hear this word and cringe…there are some behaviors we can change to decrease our chances of developing melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.

Tanning Beds are dangerous…I hope that you click on the link above to learn more.

Please encourage the use of sunscreen by members of your family, protect your children and yourselves…start NOW!

About lorettelavine

Wife, mother, grandmother, registered nurse, licensed clinical social worker, blogger. Parent and child advocate, involved in life.
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