Jun 08, 2015 10:00 AM

Author: Office of Public Affairs

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in America, with more than 5 million people treated each year. Of all the states, Utah has the highest rate of new cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Risk for melanoma doubles for people who have had more than five sunburns. Here, Glen Bowen, MD, a skin cancer specialist at University of Utah Health's Huntsman Cancer Institute, explains how to protect yourself, and defines the ABCDE warning signs of skin cancer: 

Are Tanning Beds Safe?

If you think tanning beds are a safe way to get a base tan, think again. The World Health Organization lists tanning beds as a group 1 carcinogen—the same level as tobacco. In this video, Bowen reveals the truth about tanning beds. 

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