It is well known that exposure to UV radiation from the sun or indoor tanning devices is a primary cause of skin cancer.
As Memorial Day signals the unofficial start of summer this weekend, teens will be eager to get out of school and spend time outside — and some may want to get a tan. But a new public service advertisement from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) encourages those who are thinking of tanning to think again and “tan smart.”
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour.