New Study Exposes Link Between Lack of Sunscreen Use and Melanoma Among Americans

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Recent research uncovered the truth about America's lack of sunscreen use, despite extensive proof that skin cancer is a direct risk when forgoing its use. Learn more here.

Newly published data reveals that 40 percent of men and 27 percent of women fail to apply sunscreen when going outdoors, despite rising melanoma rates and the constant reiteration of its importance. Researchers explain that using sunscreen as recommended reduces the risk for all types of skin cancer, as well as preventing signs of aging.

When asked about this surprising data, Cancer Cures Investigated moderator Nora Markin says, “We were extremely surprised by these findings, especially since using sunscreen can help save lives.” According to the CDC, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Statistics have shown that the most severe form, melanoma, causes over 9,000 deaths a year in the United States alone.

The study questioned 4,000 adults and found that lower-income groups, people with less sun-sensitive skin, and those with naturally darker skin tended to forgo sunscreen. Some people sited that this choice was made out of fear, but with substantial proof to show that applying sunscreen can prevent melanoma and other skin cancers, it is an extremely simple way to avoid much worse problems.

Plus, the sunscreens provided to the American people have been deemed safe for use by medical professionals. A representative for the CDC, Dawn Holman, said “Sunscreens have ingredients in them that either absorb or reflect UV rays from the sun. The sunscreens available in the U.S. are safe and effective. For consumers who have sensitivities to or concerns about ingredients in sunscreens, products that use physical blocks, such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, are available.”

This report helps to remind the community about the importance of sunscreen and how it can help to prevent skin cancer, and gives regular people insights they won’t find elsewhere on simple cancer prevention.

The report can be downloaded free at

About Cancer Cures Investigated

Cancer Cures Investigated was founded in 2014 and serves the natural health and wellness industry. It is known for honestly evaluating all possible cancer treatments, natural and otherwise, to provide consumers with a clear outline of what has the potential to help battle this deadly disease, and how they might prevent it alltogether.

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