Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and rates have been rising for the past 30 years. An estimated 108,420 invasive skin cancers will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2020, and an estimated 100,350 of these cases will be melanoma, the most serious and deadliest form of skin cancer.
The greatest avoidable known risk for skin cancer is the use of indoor tanning devices.
Mississippi, the evidence is clear: Tanning devices have been classified as "carcinogenic to humans" by the World Health Organization. People who use tanning beds before the age of 35 increase their risk of melanoma by 59 percent. Melanoma is one of the most common cancers among people in their 20s.