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I use to use a tanning bed now i'm worried sick. could i be in danger of skin cancer?

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Dr. Thomas Fiala answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Tanning beds...: ...Have been shown to increase the risk of getting skin cancer, in addition to giving you wrinkles and photodamage. Spray tanning would be safer. Have your family doctor or dermatologist check you over for any suspicious new spots on your skin - but other than that, stop the tanning bed, and don't worry.

Answered 10/7/2017

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Tanning: There is no such thing as a healthy tan. Not only are you at an increased risk for skin cancer which can be potentially fatal but you will age prematurely with more wrinkles and blotchy skin. Use a self tanner and sun protection if you like the "tanned" look. See a dermatologist for a skin cancer examination to be on the safe side.

Answered 10/26/2015

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Yes, but...: Learn how to spot possible skin cancers early, have them removed, and your chances of actually dying / being mutilated are basically zero. If you've got somebody special, have them keep an eye on every inch of your skin and spot anything that's suspicious -- it'll be fun and may save your life.

Answered 7/18/2013

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Yes: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women.

Answered 11/2/2015

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