Monday, December 8, 2008

When Do We Draw The Line

So where do one draw the line when it comes to being tan or unhealthy? This year 10,600 people will die from more than one million new cases of skin cancers and 106,000 people discover they have cancer. One and five Americans are expected to develop a skin cancer in their life time. The most common kind of cancer received for sun tanning is melanoma. Fair skinned people are at a higher risk of receiving it because they tend to burn easier. Although it is curable, if not caught in time it can spread throughout the whole body and become fatal. Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most comma type of skin cancer. Basal cells are in the deepest layer of the epidermis and when turned cancerous they raise to the outer layer of the skin. This type of cancer is also curable but leaves unattractive spots on the outer layer of the skin.

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