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Do tanning beds cause skin cancer? Recent research says that yes, tanning beds can cause cancer. The World Health Organization strongly urges all people to avoid using tanning beds, especially those under the age of 18. The American Cancer Society reports that those who regularly expose themselves to UV light from tanning beds at age 35 or younger are eight times more likely to develop melanoma. Click here to learn more about the dangers and myths of indoor tanning.
Getting regular check ups, preventive screening tests, and immunizations are among the most important things you can do for yourself.
Regular health exams can find problems early, when your chances for prevention, treatment and cure are better.
A colonoscopy can help prevent colon cancer. To learn who needs to have a colonoscopy and how to schedule one, click here.
We'd like to know what you think of two TV ads regarding colon cancer screening. We are seeking feedback from those age 50 and over. Please take 5 minutes to watch the ads and complete the questions. Click here to take the survey.
The HPV vaccine protects against most cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. In fact, this is the 1st vaccine developed to prevent a major type of cancer. For more information about the HPV vaccine, click here.