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Can I Get Skin Cancer?

Fry Now, Pay Later

You may not keep track of the time you spend in the sun—but your skin does. Even those quick trips to the mailbox or down the street to a friend’s house add up.

Every minute in the sun is like a deposit in your “sun account.” But you can never take those minutes back out—even if you stay indoors for a whole summer! Your sun account lasts your whole life. The more time you deposit in it, the greater your risk of getting skin cancer.

Your risk is greatest if:

Check out the rest of this web site to learn ways you can take control and reduce your risk!


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