June 18, 2014

Fair Skin Needs Protection, Especially for Teens

A study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention followed 109,000 Caucasian women and the relationship between their sunburns and melanoma, the deadliest form of cancer.
Those who had five or more blistering sunburns as teenagers had a greater likelihood of developing melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.  Adult exposure also increased the risk of skin cancer.

Protection from ultraviolet radiation in the form of sunblock is an important method of protecting children from harm, but staying in the shade is even better.

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
(661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com
5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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