Wearing sunscreen is a great way to protect your skin from the harmful rays that can lead to skin cancer, but unfortunately, two new studies suggest that your risk could be inherited. One study found that if an identical twin had melanoma, it increased the other twin's risk as well. The second study showed that those who had a sibling or parent with skin cancer also had an increased risk of developing this disease.
I know this news sounds depressing, but keep in mind that although these studies prove that skin cancer can run in families, it doesn't mean you'll definitely develop it if a close relative has. It does mean that you should be extra vigilant about dousing on the sunscreen year-round, try to limit your sun exposure, and get your skin checked regularly by a dermatologist.
Has anyone you're related to been diagnosed with skin cancer?