Physical Health

Numerous studies have found that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with melanoma as one of the most common cancers diagnosed among young adults.

  • Ultraviolet (UV) light exposure outdoors or indoors (tanning beds) can increase your risk of skin cancer.

  • UV exposure is a major contributor to visible skin aging (wrinkles, leathery skin, etc.).

  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.

Whether you're planning a trip overseas, or looking to visit friends and family in the U.S., there are considerations to keep in mind. You can help keep yourself safe by planning ahead and using some of the tips offered on this page. 


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