Nearly 5 million Americans are treated for skin cancer annually (The surgeon general’s call to action to prevent skin cancer, 2014). In fact, the National Institute of Cancer recognized skin cancer as the most common form of the disease in the American population (Skin Cancer (Including Melanoma)-Patient Version, n.d.). Because sunscreen can effectively reduce a specific spectrum of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) (Tanner, 2006), it has become a popular form of protection in American households. However, we should not rely on sunscreen as the ultimate shield from skin cancer.
After only gaining a few pounds over the past month, you may be tempted to eat more fast food while avoiding vegetables, but in doing so, you would be jeopardizing your future health. The typical college-aged student is in an important stage of physical and mental development.