Tag: Teens

Melanoma Awareness From a High Schooler’s Perspective: Where We Are and Where We Need To Be

19 July 2014 In Melanoma Stories

Not many teenagers know that melanoma is the number one new cancer diagnosed in young adults ages 25-29. It is also difficult to believe that as with many mistakes made at a young age, neglecting sun safety during childhood and adolescence can harm you later in life.

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Kids Have No Place in Tanning Beds

29 August 2013 In News

It has been said that tanning beds are shaped like coffins for a reason.  The ultraviolet (UV) light emitted by tanning beds is a known carcinogenic—the World Health Organization (WHO) recently named both UVA and UVB rays as such, along with cancer-causing agents like cigarettes and asbestos.  But, despite the...

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A Teenager’s View: Keeping Sun Fun and Avoiding Melanoma

By Langley Grace Wallace | 14 June 2013 In Melanoma Stories

By Langley Grace Wallace Over the past 40 years, melanoma has increased 800% in young women and 400% in young men. Recently, melanoma has become the most common cancer among 25-29 year olds, and even teenagers are developing this deadly skin cancer.

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