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Study: Minn. men more likely to see melanoma diagnosis

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July is UV Awareness month, but new research suggests men in Minnesota need to be more aware about the risks of skin cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, men in Minnesota are 30 percent more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma in their lifetime than women.

Between 2003 and 2007, over 1,000 Minnesotans were diagnosed with invasive melanoma, making it the sixth most common cancer in the state.

The American Cancer Society says the following tips can help prevent skin cancer:

  • Limit or avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Wear a hat that shades the face, neck and ears.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and full-length pants.
  • Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes.
  • Use a sunscreen with at least SPF 15.
  • Avoid indoor tanning booths and sunlamps.
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