Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer. Fortunately, your hairdresser can learn to identify it early by using the simple acronym ABCDE. Many hair salons are referring patients to dermatologists as they find abnormalities on their client’s scalps.
It’s no secret among scientists that skin cancer is on the rise in the U.S. According to the National Cancer Institute, the melanoma rate has more than tripled since the 1970’s. The numbers are staggering. This year alone, nearly 90,000 new cases of melanoma are expected to be diagnosed in American adults.
What in the world is UVA and UVB? How do they affect us? And why should I care? We’re going to break down this confusing topic so you can stay informed and spend your time under the sun with confidence.