According to The American Cancer Society, skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Below are 5 surprising skin cancer facts everyone needs to know this summer:
1. Exposure to tanning beds increases the risk of melanoma, especially in women 45 and younger.
2. Even one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence can nearly double a person's chance of developing melanoma.
3. Melanoma survivors have an approximately nine-fold increased risk of developing another melanoma compared to the general population.
4. Men and women with a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer are at a higher risk of developing melanoma than people without a nonmelanoma skin cancer history.
5. Before age 50, melanoma incidence rates are higher in women than in men, but by age 65, rates are twice as high in men.