Skin Cancer a Major Public Health Problem

July 30, 2014 1:21 AM

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Acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak has declared skin cancer a major public health problem in the United States, and has called on federal and local officials to step up prevention.

A new report says the number of deadly melanoma cases has skyrocketed 200 percent since 1973. The report blames what it says is a generation of sun worshippers who associate a suntan with good health.

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