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Among Hispanics, Risky Sun Exposure Varies by Language Spoken: Study
Date:4/17/2013

or always, the investigators found.

Hispanic men sought shade and used sunscreen less often than women, but were more likely to wear sun-protective clothing. Older people were more likely than younger people to seek shade and wear sun-protective clothing.

Slightly more than 43 percent of the study participants said they never or rarely used sunscreen. Nearly one-quarter of those who did use sunscreen did not know the sun protection factor (SPF) of their sunscreen, the findings showed.

Although Hispanics are less likely than whites to develop melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, they are more likely to be diagnosed at an earlier age and at an advanced stage, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

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The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about skin cancer prevention.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Cancer Institute of New Jersey, news release, April 17, 2013


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