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Military Personnel at Greater Risk for Skin Cancer

Published on January 23, 2018

Both active duty and veteran military personnel have a greater risk of both melanoma and none melanoma skin cancer compared with the civilian population.

Air Force seemed to be the highest risk as well as those who served in the tropics or who were prisoners of war. If you are or have been in the military, look after your skin, use sunscreen and get regular skin cancer screening exams.

Article citation

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Skin Cancer in the Military: A Systematic Review of Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Incidence, Prevention, and Screening Among Active Duty and Veteran Personnel
J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 Dec 29;[EPub Ahead of Print], K Riemenschneider, J Liu, JG Powers

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