New Study: Young women 800% more likely to get deadliest form of skin cancer

Credit: KGUN, Tucson, AZ
Published on July 29, 2019 - Duration: 01:53s

New Study: Young women 800% more likely to get deadliest form of skin cancer

Summer is almost over, but living in the desert, we know the sun is in full affect year round, which means so are the risks of skin cancer.

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New Study: Young women 800% more likely to get deadliest form of skin cancer

CANCER IN THE U.S. AFFECTING ONEIN 5 AMERICANS IN THEIR LIFETIME-- ACCORDING TOAMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY.NINE ON YOUR SIDE'S VERONIKAVERNACHIO JOINS US WITH MOREFROM U OF A DOCTORS ON WHY THISTREND IS ON THE RISE.VERONIKA VERNACHIO, @VVERNACHIOTAJA.LIVING HERE IN THE DESERT -- WEGET TO ENJOY THE SUN OUTBASICALLY ALLYEAR ROUND.BUT -- THIS ALSO MEANS BEINGEXPOSED TO SKIN CANCER.SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER.BUT FROM LIVING IN DESERT -- WEKNOW THE SUN IS IN FULL AFFECTYEARROUND -- WHICH MEANS SO ARE YOURRISKS FOR SKIN CANCER.CLARA CURIEL LEWANDROWSKI,CO-DIRECTOR UA'S CANCERINSTITUTE WE HAVE PLENTY OFEVIDENCE AND A MOUNTAIN OF DATASUGGESTING THAT THERE IS ANINCREASING RATE OF SKIN CANCER.A NEW STUDY BY THE 20-19AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGYSHOWS YOUNG WOMEN BETWEEN THEAGES OF 18-39 ARE MORE LIKELY TOGET MELANOMA, THE DEADLIEST FORMOF SKIN CANCER-- BY 800%.CO-DIRECTOR OF THE U OF A'SCANCER INSTITUTE -- CLARACURIELLEWANDROWSKI SAYS -- ONE OF THEBIGGEST REASONS ISN'T THE SUN --BUTACTUALLY INDOOR TANNING BEDS.CLARA CURIEL LEWANDROWSKI,CO-DIRECTOR UA'S CANCERINSTITUTEONE VISIT TO AN INDOOR TANNINGSALON INCREASES YOUR CHANCE BY20% WITH YOUR RISK OF MELANOM.GETTING MELANOM IS MORE COMMONIN TANNING BEDS BECAUSE -- SHESAYS -- LAYING IN THE BED ISDIRECT EXPOSURE OF U-V RAYS OVERA SHORTPERIOD OF TIMETHE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN U-VEXPOSURE, SUN EXPOSURE AND SKINCANCER IS SO STRONG, YOUQUESTION YOURSELF WHY ARE WEDOING THIS?

IT'S STRONGER THANSMOKING AND LUNG CANCER.

SHESAYS -- SHE SEES YOUNG WOMAN WHOCOME INTO THE CLINIC -- GETDIGANOSED WITH SKIN CANCER --AND IMMEDIATELY WISH THEY HADN'TGONE TANNING.CLARA CURIEL LEWANDROWSKI,CO-DIRECTOR UA'S CANCERINSTITUTE IT'S THAT SENSE OFREGRET.

IF I WOULDN'T HAVE GONETO THATTANNING SALON.

IF I WOULDN'THAVE GONE TO THE SLEEP ANDBURNEDMYSELF.

THIS WOULDN'T BEHAPPENING.

SHE SAYS -- WAYS TODECREASE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTINGSKIN CANCER ARE BY REDUCING YOURACTIVE OUTSIDE -- ESPECIALLYBETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9AM AND2PM.AS WELL AS -- NEVER FORGETTINGYOUR SUN SCREEN.SHE SAYS -- RATHER THANREGRETTING -- SHE ADVISES YOURPATIENTS TOPREVENT.VV -- KGUN9 ON YOUR SIDE.PAUSE FOR WEATHER

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