Rates of skin cancer in children incr...

Rates of skin cancer in children increasing

There are 2 comments on the KSL-TV story from Sep 5, 2012, titled Rates of skin cancer in children increasing. In it, KSL-TV reports that:

BALTIMORE, Md. — For Melissa Cummins, the news that her 11-year-old son had skin cancer was a shock.

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Gracie

Toronto, Canada

#1 Sep 7, 2012
Isn't it obvious? Skin cancer is caused by sunscreen, it doesn't prevent it. Sunscreen is filled with chemicals, including cancer accelerators and hormone disrupters, plus it blocks the body's ability to absorb vitamin D from the sun. Vit. D is a cancer fighter.
Skin cancer rates have risen in countries where sunscreen is promoted heavily (U.S., Australia) and among young people, who have been using sunscreen their entire lives. Why isn't it rising among those over 40, who never used sunscreen as children, and spent a lot more time outside when they were young?

Since: Jan 13

Palo Alto, CA

#2 Jan 21, 2013
Dear Gracie- I've actually never heard that sunblock causes skin cancer. My oncologists have never implied this as well. I was doing some research online to find some good answers to your concerns and to clear things up. Here is a an interesting website I found: http://bit.ly/XRQ5dp I hope that this helps you out.

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