In 2010, there were 68,130 new cases of melanoma in the U.S.. according to the National Cancer Institute, and 8,700 people died from the disease. We worship the sun, slathering tanning lotion all over our bodies and basking in it. When we can’t do that, we crawl into a tanning bed and get bronze artificially. Our vanity is killing us. Even if you have carefully practiced sun safety all summer, it’s important to continue being vigilant about your skin in fall, winter, and beyond.