Only 14 percent of men use sunscreen regularly, CDC says

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

As we look forward to the return of sunny weather in Chicago, there's new evidence that men are not protecting themselves from skin cancer as well as women are.

With the sunlight comes harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause melanoma - the most deadly form of skin cancer.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that only 14 percent of men say they use sunscreen regularly, compared with 30 percent of women. Doctors say all of us need to be using more sunscreen.