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1/3 of Americans Don’t Know Tanning Can Cause Skin Cancer (


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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting 1 in 5 Americans by age 70, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

However, a survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) found that about a third of Americans failed a basic quiz on skin cancer and sun exposure.

Dr. Adam Friedman, professor of dermatology at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, agreed and pointed out that finding the right sunscreen isn’t always easy.

“I think the toughest part is finding one that ‘plays nice’ with one’s skin as we are all unique with respect to the biological makeup and activity of our skin, because the best sunscreen is the one you will use and reapply and reapply…,” he told Healthline.

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