Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Only 53% Of American Adults Know How To Look For Signs Of Skin Cancer
A new survey from the American Academy of Dermatology released this week found that only about half of US adults (53%) know how to look for skin cancer signs. In addition, the survey of some 1,151 adults polled online revealed that 74% of people didn't know that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US, and 30% were unaware or weren't sure about how easy it is to treat skin cancer if it's found early on. Unlike other types of cancer that can't be seen by the naked eye, skin cancer shows obvious signs on the surface of the skin that can be easily detected by properly examining it.