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.
False. You have a lot more life (and sun exposure) to live!
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and it is rarely fatal.
True. Basal cell carcinoma IS the most common form of skin cancer and is rarely fatal.
The incidence of melanoma has been steadily decreasing thanks to skin cancer awareness campaigns.
False. Even with skin awareness campaigns, people continue to be diagnosed with melanoma.
Every 62 minutes another person will die from melanoma.
As scary as this statistic is, it's true.
If you know your ABC's, you will be better able to detect a melanoma.
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?
You can now wash your clothes with products that will add in additional protection from the sun.
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.
Lip gloss offers the benefits of looking polished while protecting your lips with a cosmetic barrier.
False. Nope, not true.