Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cancer Society Releases New Data on Skin Cancer

Some alarming news regarding skin cancer rates.

New data indicates skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada with an estimated 6,500 new cases expected to be diagnosed this year.

Canadian Cancer Society spokesperson Kelly Cull says people are spending more time in the sun or tanning beds and not using sunscreen.

Cull says skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer.

During the summer, the Canadian Cancer Society will begin an awareness campaign to talk about the dangers of tanning - they will target adults between 15 and 39.