Here is the opening few paragraphs of a story I found on the Cancer/MSNBC,com site:
Melanoma rates higher in wealthy white women
Outdoor sun exposure, tanning beds are to blame
Adolescent girls and young women living in wealthy communities were more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma in a new study of skin cancer cases in California.
The authors think that might be because wealthier women may be spending lots of time out in the sun – at home and on vacation – and frequenting tanning beds.
“It’s frightening actually,” Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, a dermatologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore who was not involved in the study, told Reuters Health.
“The message of practicing safe sun is just not getting through to the people that need to heed the warning,” said Tanzi, who also heads the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C.
Read the rest by going to: Skin Cancer Rates/MSNBC.
Feel good, keep smiling and don’t forget the sun screen! Pat