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Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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September 25, 2015

  • A new annual report from the Community Preventive Services Task Force outlines proven strategies to prevent cancers [PDF–2.3MB] and identifies where more research and programs are still needed.
  • The report highlights the huge burden of cancer—including medical costs, productivity losses, and individual suffering and death—and features stories from the field about how communities have successfully used the Task Force’s recommendations.
  • Communities, worksites, schools, and healthcare systems can use evidence-based interventions recommended by the Task Force to help reduce cancer and other causes of disease, disability, and death.

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May 24, 2013

  • Exposure to UV radiation, either from sunlight or indoor tanning devices, is the most important and avoidable risk factor for skin cancer.
  • People who indoor tan before age 35 have a 75 percent greater risk of melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
  • Serious skin infections can result from using an unclean tanning bed. You can promote the truth about tanning using this user-friendly infographic and web button.

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  • Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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