Summer sun safety: Tips for preventing skin cancer or catching it early

May 23, 2014 5:53 PM

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With the unofficial kick-off of summer this weekend, doctors say it's an important time to think about sun safety.

More than 2 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, and the Skin Cancer Foundation says one in 5 Americans will get it in their lifetime. More than 76,000 each year are diagnosed with melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, and more than 9,000 die from it.

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