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Get the skinny on skin cancer

Citizen Staff Writer
Our Opinion

Hats on to the Arizona Cancer Center’s Skin Cancer Institute for putting a 12-minute video online to help people detect cancers.

(“Hats off” won’t prevent skin cancer, but “hats on” surely can.)

Early detection saves lives, and the quick spotting of skin cancers just became a whole lot easier thanks to the video that can be watched at www.azskincancerinstitute.org.

We denizens of the desert get plenty of sun exposure, so we need to indulge in sunblock, hats and other protection.

But spotting cancers promptly also is vitally important in the battle against skin cancer. Melanoma survival rates are 98 percent with early detection.

So check out the video now online, and follow the guidelines and instructions. The 12 minutes you spend now may provide you with many more years of life.

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