Skin Cancer 101

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Skin Cancer 101

This quiz is designed as a fun educational tool to help one see what risk category they would fall in for developing skin cancer. The American Cancer Society states the following risk factors for non-melanoma (basal and squamous-cell) and melanoma skin cancers: unprotected and/or excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation fair complexion occupational exposures to coal tar, pitch, creosote, arsenic compounds, or radium family history multiple or atypical moles severe sunburns as a child Information for this quiz was adopted from the American Cancer Society Website. It is strictly educational and not meant for any gain of monetary value.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How often do you go to a tanning bed?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Sometimes (10-15 visits per yr)

    • C. 

      Often (More than 15 visits per yr)

  • 2. 
    How many hours do you spend outside in the sun between 10am and 4pm from April through September in a day?
    • A. 

      6 hours

    • B. 

      3 hours

    • C. 

      1 hour or less

  • 3. 
    Do you wear SPF 30 sunscreen or higher when outdoors from April through September?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Always

  • 4. 
    How many sunburns have you had in your life?
    • A. 

      One blistering sunburn/5 or more sunburns

    • B. 

      2-4 non-blistering sunburns

    • C. 

      Less than 1 sunburn/hardly ever burn

  • 5. 
    Do you have a family history of skin cancer?
    • A. 

      Yes; first degree relative (mother, father, sister, etc)

    • B. 

      Yes; second-degree relative (grandmother, grandfather, etc)

    • C. 

      No/Not to my knowledge

  • 6. 
    What type of complexion are you? (Try doing the Fitzpatrick Skin Type Test in the answer key after taking the quiz)
    • A. 

      Dark

    • B. 

      Fair

    • C. 

      White

  • 7. 
    Do you wear sun-protective clothing while outside (i.e. a broad brim hat, t-shirt, sunglasses, etc)?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Always