Quick quiz question: two people are diagnosed with melanoma one is Sarah Sunburn, an adamant sun-worshipper, and the other Paula Pale-All-The-Time, a fanatical sun-avoider. Who is more likely to die of the disease?
The answer is pale-faced Paula. Surprised? Let me unpack this mystery and explain why sun exposure simultaneously kills people, while making the cancers they are diagnosed with appear to be less life-threatening.
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