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Skin cancer: 9 things to know to lower your risk

From cover-ups to caffeine, here are some tips for protecting your skin during the summer and all year long

July 2, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

The how-to’s of skin cancer prevention haven’t changed much in recent years — avoid too much ultraviolet light via sun or tanning beds and take care not to burn or tan — but that message is clearly not reaching enough people, according to Fred Hutch researchers.

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Tanning bed use declines, study shows

Rate of use has dipped slightly but 10 million Americans are still using tanning salons regularly

July 1, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The rate of indoor tanning – a habit linked to skin cancers – dipped slightly from 5.5 percent to 4.2 percent among American adults between 2010 and 2013, according to new report.

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As U.S. cases of skin cancer rise, costs skyrocket, too

Five million American adults are diagnosed each year at a cost of $8.1 billion, new CDC study finds

Nov. 9, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Five million American adults are diagnosed each year at a cost of $8.1 billion, new CDC study finds.

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Surgeon general: Stop sunbathing and get out of the tanning bed

New report issues ‘call to action’ in wake of rising skin cancer rates

July 29, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

New report issues ‘call to action’ in wake of rising skin cancer rates

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Tanning beds get a black label warning

Citing skin cancer risks, new FDA regulations caution against use by teens

May 29, 2014 | By Mary Engel

Indoor tanning beds, booths and sunlamps that emit ultraviolet radiation must now carry a visible black box warning that they should not be used by anyone under age 18 because they increase the risk of skin cancer, according to new regulations issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Tanning beds in the hot seat as skin cancer rates jump

Incidence of melanoma has increased dramatically in last four decades, new study finds

Feb. 5, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

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