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Melanoma Foundation of New England provides support for patients and families and educates New England about the importance of early detection and prevention. Krauss Derm Dermatology ILoveNewton I Love Newton

Krauss Dermatology wants to make a difference. During 2012, they will donate up to $1000 or $1 per Facebook “Like” to their Facebook page to the Melanoma Foundation of New England.

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Did you know that …

MELANOMA FACTS

  • Melanoma rates are increasing faster than nearly all other cancers.
  • Melanoma is a relatively easy disease to prevent.
  • Most melanomas are easy to stop if caught soon enough — all it takes is a yearly skin exam.
  • Melanoma kills one person every hour.
  • Melanoma is the most common cancer among women aged 25-32
  • As many as 10,000 people a year die from melanoma.
  • The New England states have a higher than average rate of melanoma

TANNING FACTS

  • People who use tanning beds once a month before the age of 35 increase their melanoma risk by 75%.
  • It is not safe to tan in the sun or in a tanning booth.
  • The more you tan and the younger you start tanning, the more likely it is that you will get melanoma.
  • Using a tanning bed for 20 minutes is equivalent to spending one to three hours a day at the beach with no sun protection at all.
  • Tanning beds put out three to six times the amount of radiation given off by the sun.
  • For most people, 5-10 minutes of unprotected sun 2-3 times a week is enough to help your skin make Vitamin D, which is essential for your health. Getting more sun won’t increase your Vitamin D level, but it will increase your risk of skin cancer. Vitamin D also comes from orange juice, milk, fish, and supplements.

from The Melanoma Foundation of New England

 

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