Approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some type of skin cancer by the time they are 70, according to the study.
It is estimated that in 2018, more than 91,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with melanoma. In the last 10 years, rates for new cases of melanoma have been rising on average 1.5 percent each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Australian study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council , Cancer Council NSW, Cancer Council Victoria, Cancer Council Queensland, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
The CDC recommends these measures to avoid UV radiation:
- Stay in the shade, especially during midday hours
- Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs
- Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade your face, head, ears, and neck
- Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block both UVA and UVB rays
- Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher, and both UVA and UVB (broad spectrum) protection
- Avoid indoor tanning
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