The number of women who have skin cancer increases yearly. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is the third most common cancer in women ages 20-39.
You are at increased risk for skin cancer if you:
- Have blonde or red hair, blue or green eyes, and fair skin
- Have a family history of skin cancer
- Have a history of blistering sunburns in childhood
- Have over 100 moles or any large, atypical moles
- Have a compromised immune system due to an organ transplant, chemotherapy, or certain illnesses
Please read our guide to skin protection to inform yourself on how you can prevent skin cancer.