Skin cancer prevention and recognition

Western Connecticut Health Network

A few sunburns in your early years can cause significant sun damage, including skin cancer, later on in life.  Skin cancer rates of the 3 most common types of skin cancer have been increasing for the past decade, with melanoma (most deadly form of skin cancer) being the most common form of cancer among young adults ages 24-29.

Over-exposure to UV light from the sun early in life is a major driver for the development of skin cancer.  Learn about sun protective tips that can decrease your risk for skin cancer and help prevent premature aging or wrinkles.