Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Interactive Map: NJ Exceeds Nationwide Skin Cancer Rate

Interactive Map: NJ Exceeds Nationwide Skin Cancer Rate

New Jersey residents get melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, at a rate higher than the national average.

But melanoma and other skin cancers are largely preventable. Health officials want to make sure people know that skin cancer is the most common cancer and that people can guard against it by wearing sunscreen and protective clothing and avoiding long-term exposure to the strong midday sun.

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