Skin cancer diagnoses on the rise...tips on reducing risk [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sun exposure or tanning beds?  

According to acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, the epidemiological causes of rising melanoma/skin cancer rates are still unknown.  Regardless though, the rising incidence of melanoma in the US is staggering, with an estimated 63,000 new cases each year and 9,000 deaths/year.  Dr. Lushniak has put out a call to action to American families and caregivers to take preventative steps to reduce risk.  

Below are some quick facts & figures on skin cancer and tips on reducing risks from UV exposure: