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The American Cancer Society has dubbed this Friday as 'No Fry Day' and is encouraging people to take steps to prevent sunburn. (George Doyle, ThinkStock)
The American Cancer Society has dubbed this Friday as 'No Fry Day' and is encouraging people to take steps to prevent sunburn. (George Doyle, ThinkStock)
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‘Don’t Fry Day’ encourages sun safety

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the unofficial start to summer is upon us and the American Cancer Society along with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is designating this Friday as "Don't Fry Day" to encourage sun safety.

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Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.

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Skin Cancer Risk Highest in Young Adults [AUDIO]

Every hour in the United States, one person dies from malignant melanoma, or skin cancer. November is "Healthy Skin Month" and experts are urging people to take steps to prevent skin disease.

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Flickr User Theogeo
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Are Tanning Beds to Blame? Melanoma Cases Spike In Women Under 40 [AUDIO]

Are you planning to hit the tanning salon to bronze your skin for the upcoming bathing suit season? If you are, you may want to think again.

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Melanoma On the Rise Among ‘Thirty Somethings’

If you're planning to hit the tanning salon for a little bronzing before an upcoming event, you may want to think again. There's been a dramatic rise in skin cancer among women under the age of 40. Melanoma cases increased eightfold in women between 1970 and 2009 and fourfold in men. That's according to research from the Mayo Clinic.

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