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New AAD Survey: Only a Third of Americans Are Concerned About Skin Cancer Despite Nearly 70% Having at Least 1 Risk Factor

American Academy of Dermatology

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With the first day of summer right around the corner, many Americans will increasingly head to the beach or water parks to cool down, but will they turn up their efforts to protect their skin from the sun? A new American Academy of Dermatology survey shows that despite skin cancer being the most common cancer in the U.S., only about one-third of adults are concerned about developing the disease, even though nearly 70% say they have at least one risk factor for skin cancer.

Additional survey findings include:

  • 49% said they are more worried about ...