Smart Woman: Melanoma Signs

Published 05/23 2014 06:45PM

Updated 05/23 2014 06:55PM

Summer unofficially kicks off this weekend, experts say this is a good time to remind everyone about sun safety. Millions of people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year with cases that can be prevented or detected early.

People 30 and under are developing melanoma at a faster rate than any other group. Researchers also find blistering sunburns in your youth more than double the chances of developing skin cancer later.

Doctors say it's key to be on the lookout for suspicious areas. You should also watch out for pain, bleeding, or itching.

Also, when choosing a sunscreen look for UVA and UVB protection with an SPF between 30 and 50.

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