Skin cancer has increased 800 percent in the last 30 years. A single visit to a tanning bed can increase a person's chance for skin cancer by 20 percent.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Molly Menser, from Sunflower Dermatology and Day Spa, explains the different types of skin cancers and debunks the myth that getting a "base tan" with a tanning bed protects skin from burning in the sun.
That's simply not true. Menser said that idea is actually "self-defeating."
She explains the ABCs of skin cancer and explains what to look for to determine when spots, sores or moles should be seen by a doctor. Watch the video for more details.
Sunflower Dermotology and Medical Day Spa
1805 NW Platte Rd., Suite 120
Riverside, Mo. 64150