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Skin Cancer: Debunking Top 5 Myths!!! Read to learn the difference between Myths and Facts!!!

By Anchal Gupta

The most common type of cancer that is widely spread in the United States. Various rumors are spread about it. Not all the rumors spread are false but myths have taken space in people’s minds which needs to be proven false. Read out the blog post to know basic myths related to Skin Cancer!!!


The most common category of cancer is Skin Cancer specifically in the US. Skin cancer is mostly curable and is of various types.

It is caused mostly because of too much exposure in the sun and contact with the harmful UV rays. But it can be prevented if you do not go out much in the sun. If you are going out in the sun you must wear sunscreen.

Myths related to Skin cancer:

Summers are coming with more stories related to skin cancer. But we all need to be aware of which stories are true and which are creating false rumors. So without further ado let’s check out the myths regarding Skin Cancer!

Sunscreens are harmful:

Sunscreens are the most powerful instrument against the UV rays of the sun as it protects the skin from these harmful radiations. But most people think that it is harmful to skin and contain many harmful chemicals.

But sun rays are more harmful than sunscreens. You must wear a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 whenever you go out in the sun.

Dark Skinned people are safe from Skin cancer:

It is believed that dark-skinned people are safer from Skin Cancer. But it is wrong. No one is immune to Skin Cancer irrespective of their skin color.

It is true that light-skinned people more frequently get skin cancer but the death rates are higher in the dark-skinned people in comparison to that of light-skinned ones.

Younger people are at low risk of skin cancer:

People assume that younger people are at low risk of skin cancer but it is untrue. People of any age can get skin cancer if they are exposed too much to the sun.

Tanning beds do not cause any skin cancer:

Tanning beds can cause skin cancer as they emit the harmful UV radiation which is more amount than the sun. Most people think that tanning beds do not cause skin cancer which is false.

A base tan usually prevents sunburns:

People assume that a base tan can prevent sunburns. But it is a fact that there is no safe tan which can prevent sunburn.

You can protect yourself from skin cancer if you keep yourself away from direct contact with the sun.

Anchal Gupta