Sun Damage and Your Skin

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Most of us love the sun; however, it can be very damaging to our skin. In fact, it can be so damaging that many people can get skin cancer. What are your chances of getting skin cancer from sun damage?

This quiz will test your knowledge of sun damage and your skin. It will help you learn how to protect you and your family from the damaging UV radiation the sun gives off everyday, even when it is cloudy.

Created by: S. Bass-Ind. Consultant
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States?
True
False
4. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the
Breast
Prostate
Lung
Colon
All of the Above
None of the Above
5. One in how many Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime?
5
50
500
5000
6. Not just intermittent intense exposure, but also chronic lifetime exposure adds to skin cancer risk. Twenty minutes a day of incidental sun exposure over the course of a year is the equivalent of spending how long baking in the sun?
3 days
7 days
10 days
14 days
7. The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 65% of melanoma cases are associated with
Genetic predisposition
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun
The latitude where a person lives
8. One person dies of melanoma every 62 minutes.
True
False
9. Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for adults who are how many years old?
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
10. A person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than how many sunburns over the course of their lifetime?
1
3
5
10
11. What percentage of the visible changes commonly attributed to aging are caused by the sun?
29%
40%
62%
80%
12. What is the most effective sun damage prevention method?
A photostable and broad-spectrum sunscreen
Wearing clothing that provides UV protection
Seeking shade
Avoiding tanning
All of the Above
None of the Above

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