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Editorial: Are you protecting your skin?

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A recent news story noted that new data from the Minnesota Department of Health shows that skin cancer continues to be one of the most rapidly increasing types of cancer among Minnesota residents. Between 2005 and 2009, melanoma rates in the state increased by 35 percent for males and 38 percent for females. About 1,460 Minnesotans were diagnosed with invasive melanoma of the skin in 2009. That's nearly three times more than were diagnosed in 1988.

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