Study: Some Melanoma Survivors Not Protecting Themselves from Sun Exposure

Study: Some Melanoma Survivors Not Protecting Themselves from Sun Exposure

More than a quarter of people who have had melanoma say they never use sunscreen. The researchers found that “even greater numbers eschew hats and long sleeves, and 2% admit they have used a tanning bed in the last year.” Overall, skin cancer survivors were more cautious when it came to sun care. They were more likely to seek shade and wear hats when in the sun. However,”15.4 percent of melanoma sufferers reported rarely or never staying in the shade, while 27.3 percent said they never used sunscreen. Among the general public, 35.4 percent reported never using sun protection. The researchers also found that “2.1 percent of melanoma survivors even said they had used a tanning bed in the previous year, compared to 5.5 percent of the general public.”

By | 2018-09-27T12:58:04+00:00 October 9th, 2013|Sunscreen|0 Comments

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