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Skin Cancer: 4 Reasons You're at Risk

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4. You don't take a sunburn seriously.

In a FITNESS survey, 35 percent of women said that they had gotten sunburned within the last year. Add to that the 38 percent who report having sunburns in the past five years and that means a whopping 73 percent aren't taking good enough care to protect their skin from the sun. And in this case, there's no safety in numbers. Having just five sunburns in your lifetime will double your risk for skin cancer, and having had just one blistering sunburn as a child will double your chances for deadly melanoma.

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