Dr. Robert P. Young wants people to be very afraid.
"I spend my time trying to scare people about skin cancer," the dermatologist told a BYU Campus Education Week session last week.
There's good reason for fear. In 1900, he said, the chances of having malignant melanoma were one in 1,500. That risk has increased to one in 63 today, he said, but "people aren't very scared of skin cancer. You don't have to be 80 years old to have skin cancer."