College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the University of Arizona   Skin Cancer Prevention for the Agricultural Employee
Summary: There are many potentially life threatening dangers in the farming industry, but one life threatening killer is invisible. You can’t smell it, or hear it coming. Over one million Americans develop skin cancer every year, making it the most common of all cancers in the United States. In the past 10 years the number of cases of melanoma, the least common but most dangerous form of skin cancer, has increased more rapidly than any other cancer. Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country when it comes to developing various forms of skin cancers.

This video shows the proper methods used to protect against harmful, and sometimes lethal, sun damage. Learn the facts about skin cancer, including ways to recognize potential skin cancer, and how to treat skin cancer once it’s been diagnosed.

Get expert information from two specialists with the Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Paola Werstler is a Health Educator with the Cancer Center, and Dr Norman Levine is a professor of dermatology at the University of Arizona.

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Author : Paola Werstler
Date: 06/2004