Skin Cancer in Arizona
Because of Arizona’s high altitudes and close proximity to the equator, it is closer to the sun and has a year-round warm climate. The closer you are to the sun, the less protection you have from the sun’s UV rays. People in Arizona spend more time outside because of how warm it is all year long — and because the temperatures are warmer, you will be more likely to wear less clothing. This means shorts, tank tops, sun dresses, and the like. When you consider all of these factors, people who live in Arizona are at a higher risk for cancer than most other United States residents.