According to the American Cancer Society, melanoma accounts for almost 9,000 of the nearly 12,000 skin cancer deaths that occur each year in the United States. Although the condition can be the result of hereditary factors, it is generally caused by overexposure to harmful ultraviolet rays from sunlight or tanning booths. By watching this video, you can learn more about one woman’s experience with skin cancer and how it has changed her life forever.
Even if you may enjoy the look of a new tan, you should seriously consider protecting your skin from the risk of sun cancer. For more information about covering up and avoiding UV rays during the day, contact Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center at (702) 880-2700. Our staff is always available to answer your health-related questions.