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Updated Sep 12, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Protecting yourself from skin cancer

Your sunburn and suntan may fade, but your cells remember, and those memories can lead to skin cancer if you’re not careful.

Arizona is home to three of the sunniest cities in the country: Yuma, Phoenix, and Tucson. It’s hard to go outside in our state without being in the sun. While the sun provides important Vitamin D, too much exposure can lead to skin cancer — the most diagnosed cancer in the United States.

The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin from UV rays, both natural and artificial. Take a look at the SunWise to learn how you can keep your skin safe.

And check out the video below. The camera uses a filter to show people the real damage the sun and tanning beds can do to your skin.


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