Skin Cancer

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Before you head to the beach, remember to slather on the sunscreen. That’s what Jacksonville doctors are reminding people with summer right around the corner. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 135,000 new cases of melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S.

Dr. Richard Joseph is an oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and a nationally recognized expert on deadly melanoma.

Joseph says melanoma is when the melanocytes of our skin, the cells of our skin that tan when exposed to sunlight, turn to cancer.

It's the nation's most common type of diagnosed cancer, and sadly, more and more teens and young adults are falling prey to the disease.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and America's dermatologists have a message for kids obsessed with tanning: don't.