It is well known that sunbathing increases the risk of skin cancer and that this risk is increased in people with a family history of melanoma. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Public Health shows that young people in this ‘at risk’ group are still ignoring sun safety advice.
Professor Sharon Manne at the Centre Cancer Prevention and Control Program, New Jersey, asked over 500 people with a family history of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, whether they regularly sunbathed and whether they used sunscreen. Although most of these people were aware that sunscreen would protect them against cancer and premature aging, many of them still did not feel it necessary to use any form of sun protection.
Affrontare una diagnosi di melanoma può essere emotivamente devastante. Le preoccupazioni e lo stress associati alla diagnosi e al trattamento possono sembrare travolgenti. Tuttavia, con il supporto giusto e una gestione attenta, è possibile superare queste sfide e continuare a vivere una vita piena e soddisfacente.