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Suntans, sunburns can add up over time, cause skin cancer

It’s August and you probably have a suntan by now.  Most of us get a little ”color” during the summer months, but few think of the consequences. “I just didn’t do anything to prevent bad sunburns when I was a teen,” Angel Champion said. Years of “laying out” and using tanning beds caught up with

By |2018-08-16T09:23:35-05:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Suntans, sunburns can add up over time, cause skin cancer

Skin cancer rates in BCBSNE members are decreasing, bucking national trend

Skin cancer is diagnosed at a much lower level in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members than people living in other parts of the country.  From 2014 to 2017, our members had a 0.7 percent rate of diagnosed skin cancer.   Nebraska men have a higher rate of skin cancer than women.  Costs

By |2018-06-01T09:48:12-05:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Skin cancer rates in BCBSNE members are decreasing, bucking national trend