UF Health Dermatology: Are you at Risk?

Sun protection is essential to skin cancer prevention – about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and about 86 percent of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun.

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  • 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
  • Dermatologists recommend using at least SPF 30 for normal days.
  • The most common kind of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma.
  • Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
  • Those who have been exposed to UV radiation from indoor tanning have a 59% increased risk of melanoma.
  • Skin cancer affects people of all colors and races, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have a higher risk.

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