Most people underestimate the danger of skin cancer. Did you know that it's the most common form of cancer? Dr. Schultz will share other important skin cancer facts.
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Hello, I am Dr. Neal Schultz and welcome to the DermTV. A lot of people think that skin cancer isn't that serious, so I would like to tell you some facts about skin cancer. In the United States, there will be over one million cases of skin cancer this year and every year. And very sadly, one American dies every hour from melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer. A single blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles your chance of getting melanoma as an adult. All Caucasians who lived to the age of 65 in the United States will have a 40% to 50% chance of developing either on basal cell cancer or squamous cell cancer. And lastly the UVA rays, which are the rays that cause skin cancer are the same everywhere, all day, all the time, through the same all seasons and it doesn't matter whether its high noon or the early part of the day. So remember I don't tell people to stay out of the sun, I tell them how to protect their skin in the sun, wear sunscreen all the time, every day. Please join me again at dermtv.com. If you have a question please summit to be by visiting dermtv.com/question. I am Dr. Neal Schultz and thank you for watching today.
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