Skin Cancer

This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking about risk reduction. 

First, we'll talk to a researcher who wants to know how to get people who are at risk of skin cancer to stay out of the sun. Then we'll chat with a scientist who believes a simple drop of medicine under the tongue could protect children who have peanut allergies. 

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In its 17th Annual How-Do-You-Measure-Up Report, which sets eight policy benchmarks for state legislatures to meet and ranks them on how they do, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network says Utah only succeeded in meeting one benchmark while many others placed firmly in the red. 

Utah's Skin Cancer Rates Highest Across The Nation

Jul 11, 2019

Using newly released 2016 Center for Disease Control data, the insurance comparison company QuoteWizard surveyed which states had the highest skin cancer rates and Utah was number one for the most new cases. Adam Johnson was the survey’s research analyst.

Ski Utah

A Utah cancer institute is providing sun care and cancer screening programs to ski resort employees.

Living At A Higher Altitude May Increase Risk Of Skin Cancer

May 11, 2018

Utah ranks number one in the nation for melanoma death and incidence and the number of cases is rising, according to the Utah Department of Health and the Utah Cancer Registry.