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.
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.
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.