True or False? Get the Facts about Skin Cancer

How much do you know about skin cancer? Take our quiz and find out now!

May 01, 2017 | HF Healthy Living Team

Skin cancer occurs due to an abnormal growth of skin cells. The most common type of skin cancer happens when you are exposed to too much sunlight, but in some cases it can happen anywhere on the body.

See how much you know about skin cancer by taking our quiz below!

True or false? There are eight different types of skin cancer.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or false? Basal cell skin cancer is more dangerous than melanoma.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or false? Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or false? Only fair-skinned people can get skin cancer.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or false? Melanoma rates have doubled over the last three decades.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or false? Unless you go to the doctor, there is no way to tell if you have skin cancer.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or false? Sun exposure can be helpful in small doses.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!

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Sources
“Types of Skin Cancer,” American Academy of Dermatology. Accessed March 20, 2017.
https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/learn-about-skin-cancer/types-of-skin-cancer

“What is Skin Cancer?” American Cancer Society. July 26, 2016.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/skin-cancer/prevention-and-early-detection/what-is-skin-cancer.html

“Key Statistics for Colorectal Cancer,” American Cancer Society. March 1, 2017.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/about/key-statistics.html

“Rates of New Melanomas,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. June 2, 2015.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/about/key-statistics.html

“What are the Symptoms of Skin Cancer?” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Accessed March 21, 2017.
https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/symptoms.htm

“Are there Benefits to Spending Time Outdoors?” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Accessed March 22, 2017.
https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/outdoors.htm

“Sun and Skin,” National Institutes of Health. July 2014.
https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/jul2014/feature1

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