Breast cancer is a disease that continues to afflict a growing number
of women of all ethnic backgrounds in the United States. According to the latest
estimates from the American Cancer Society, breast cancer accounts for one-third of
all cancers diagnosed in women.
The American Academy of Dermatology says 35 percent of American adults, 59
percent of college students, and 17 percent of teens have reported using a tanning bed
in their lifetime. Nearly 70 percent of tanning salon patrons are Caucasian girls and
young women, and melanoma is increasing faster in women 15-29 years old than in young
men of the same age.