Monday, May 14, 2012

Unfortunately "It's A Guy Thing" Doesn't Work Here...

A new survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology found that most men do not practice proper sun protection. When outside in the sun, less than one-third of men (29%) say they 'always' protect their skin, compared with 43% of women.  A significantly larger percentage of men (39%) than women (28%) agreed that they prefer to enjoy sunshine and not worry about what they should do to protect themselves from it. Finally, less than half of men (46%) indicated they knew how to examine their skin for signs of skin cancer compared with 59% of women. It seems the guys don't understand that Caucasians and men over 50 are at a higher risk of developing melanoma than the general population. Furthermore, while before age 40 melanoma incidence rates are higher in women, after 40, these rates are almost twice as high in men!

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