Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About Skin Cancer?

July 31, 2009

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A total of 80 percent of a person's lifetime damaging sun exposure is accumulated by age 18.
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  2. 1 False
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  1. 1

    A total of 80 percent of a person's lifetime damaging sun exposure is accumulated by age 18.

    Correct Answer: False

    False. You have a lot more life (and sun exposure) to live!

  2. 2

    Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and it is rarely fatal.

    Correct Answer: True

    True. Basal cell carcinoma IS the most common form of skin cancer and is rarely fatal.

  3. 3

    The incidence of melanoma has been steadily decreasing thanks to skin cancer awareness campaigns.

    Correct Answer: False

    False. Even with skin awareness campaigns, people continue to be diagnosed with melanoma.

  4. 4

    Every 62 minutes another person will die from melanoma.

    Correct Answer: True

    As scary as this statistic is, it's true.

  5. 5

    If you know your ABC's, you will be better able to detect a melanoma.

    Correct Answer: True

    True. You know the alphabet, right? A, B, C... Use these letters as a checklist for measuring if your moles are possibly cancerous. It goes like this, according to the [American Cancer Society](https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/how-to-spot-skin-cancer.html): Asymmetry: Does one half of the mole not match the other? Border: Are the edges or borders blurred, irregular or notched? Color: Is the color not uniform across the growth? Does it include shades of brown or black, or patches of blue, pink, red or white?

  6. 6

    You can now wash your clothes with products that will add in additional protection from the sun.

    Correct Answer: True

    True. [There are laundry products](https://www.cancer.org/cancer/skin-cancer/prevention-and-early-detection/uv-protection.html) on the market, according to the American Cancer Society, that can add an extra layer of protection from the sun.

  7. 7

    Lip gloss offers the benefits of looking polished while protecting your lips with a cosmetic barrier.

    Correct Answer: False

    False. Nope, not true.