Skin Cancer Info

Facts from the Experts


 "Skin cancer kills more surfers than drownings and is the #1 cause of death in surfers."

NSSIA - National Surf Schools & Instructors Association [site]

 

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"..patients with lesions in the scalp and neck died almost twice as fast after diagnosis as those whose tumors started anywhere else on the body..."

study conducted by the University of North Carolina [site]

 

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"The proven cause of more than 90% of skin cancers is unprotected exposure to UV light from the sun and artificial sources."

World Skin Cancer Foundation [site]

 

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"...the incidence of melanoma continues to rise at a rate faster than that of any of the seven most common cancers."

Skin Cancer Foundation [site]

 

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"scalp and neck melanomas patients have a higher rate of death than patients with melanoma anywhere else on the body..."

study conducted by the University of North Carolina [site]

 

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"Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed human cancer and has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and around the world"

World Skin Cancer Foundation [site]

 

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"The vast majority of mutations found in melanoma are caused by ultraviolet radiation."

Skin Cancer Foundation [site]

 
 

 
 
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