US Surgeon General Calls to Action to Prevent Rampant Skin Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, during the 1950-1954 a diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma (a potentially fatal type of skin cancer) was rare, with an incidence rate of 1.9 cases per 100,000 for men and  2.6  cases per 100,000 for women.

Between 1950 and 2007, this rate rose 17 fold for men  (33.5 per 100,000) and 9 fold for women (25.3 per 100,000).
In 2014, One Person in 50 will be diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma.
The other common types of skin cancer  have also markedly grown in frequency.
Based on these facts, the Surgeon General of the United States has issued a call for action to prevent  skin cancer.
The entire pamphlet can be found here. The Name of the pamphlet is: 2014 The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer 
Lakeviewderm, as well as IDI and the American Academy of Dermatology  want to remind everyone that, based on   the above    statistics, things will only get worse unless we take this call to action very seriously.
Important steps to take immediately:
  1. Use Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher, especially in summer, but preferably all year around.
  2. Use sun protective clothing and a hat
  3. Avoid the sun from 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM
  4. Avoid Tanning salons.
  5. Self tanning lotions and sprays are safe, but they provide NO sun protection.