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Will indoor tanning cause any health problems other than skin cancer, like ovarian cancer?

Will indoor tanning cause any health problems other than skin cancer, like ovarian cancer?

Aging and death: Indoor tanning is paying someone to cause you skin cancer and make you age faster! skin cancer is not to be taken lightly--it is the number one cause of death in young people under the age of 30. Also, once the damage is done you can't undo it. Your skin has memory and will remember every sunburn or uv tanning assault. The damage starts young and accumulates over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can tanning a couple times a week cause skin cancer?

Can tanning a couple times a week cause skin cancer?

Sometimes: There's no one answer nor any one amount of sun/tanning bed exposure that will cause cancer in everyone. It's wise to be sun-smart and wear sunscreen as well as protective clothing. Tanning will certainly not cause skin cancer in everyone, but does indeed increase the risk of developing skin cancer. ...Read more

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Could sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma?

Could sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma?

Yes yes yes!!!: I will admit there are few things lovelier than a well tanned female body but in the end, a tan is a response to injury and ultimately not good for you. Sun exposure will increase the risk for skin cancers of all types, including the potentially deadly melanoma. It will also cause premature skin aging. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure (and tanning beds as well). Best to you. ...Read more

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Can sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma? Any answers appreciated!

Can sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma? Any answers appreciated!

Yes & Yes.: This is why it is so important to protect your skin at all times. ...Read more

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Are tanning beds carcinogenic? I Always try to tell this to the girls i know it can cause skin cancer

Are tanning beds carcinogenic? I Always try to tell this to the girls i know it can cause skin cancer

Absolutely: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/indoor_tanning.htm?mobile=nocontent WHO and the CDC have both issued warnings against tanning booths because of the increased risk of cancer, causing skin cancers including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, much higher in booths than the sun also can cause cataracts and cancers of the eye ...Read more

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I was wondering what are our odds of skin cancer, and how much exactly does tanning increase those odds?

Varies: Incidence of skin cancer depends on family genetics, habits, chronic irrit exposure over lifetime to damaging sun radiation (which is permanently absorbed over lifetime) which may damage cells and permit uncontrolled and abnormal cell division. Tanning beds filter some of the deeper damaging radiation types, but do increase damage of elastic tissues and may contribute to skin cancer many years lat. ...Read more

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How can you get skin cancer from a tanning bed?

How can you get skin cancer from a tanning bed?

Takes time: Ultraviolet induces a trademark dna mutation; over the time, altered cells overgrow their neighbors and your cancer risk is up. You're also photoaging your skin and will look old sooner. Please limit your tanning bed use. ...Read more

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What percent of people using tanning beds will get skin cancer?

What percent of people using tanning beds will get skin cancer?

Depends: The exact number is not known due to many variables including skin type and genetic susceptibility. However, according the the skin cancer foundation, those who make just four visits to a tanning salon per year can increase their risk for melanoma by 11 percent, and their risk for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma by 15 percent. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for does tanning increase the likelihood of skin cancer?

Yes, yes yes: The only safe tan, is one that comes from a can (or spray). Tanning is your body's response to sun damage. Sun damage increases your risk for skin cancer. Regular use of sunblock, appropriate clothing, etc all will reduce your long term risk of skin cancer. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting skin cancer from tanning bed if you only do it 15-20 minutes 3 times a week ?

What are the chances of getting skin cancer from tanning bed if you only do it 15-20 minutes 3 times a week ?

Depends on duration: The main question is for how many years? Clearly cumulative exposure to tanning beds at a young age is a major risk for melanoma, especially for fair-skinned and red haired individuals. Melanoma cases have been rising for years, for a variety of reasons. My advice is to not use tanning beds at all-- it's not worth the risk! ...Read more

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How much sun exposure would it take for someone to get skin cancer. I went sun tanning for the first time in a long time and I am a bit concerned?

How much sun exposure would it take for someone to get skin cancer. I went sun tanning for the first time in a long time and I am a bit concerned?

Hard to say: There are different susceptibilities with differing skin types & genetic backgrounds. There is clear data suggesting more risk with sunburns before the age of 21 than in later life. At this point we just recommend people be realistic. Tanning booths are a cosmetic aid that feeds your perception of what looks good.Their risks are known. A yearly physical including skin exam is a worthwhile tradeoff ...Read more

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Do people ever get skin cancer tanning for 5 minutes in a bed?

Do people ever get skin cancer tanning for 5 minutes in a bed?

Tan = Skin Cancer: Tanning bed are definitely associated with an increase risk for skin cancer. The actual amount of time per tanning session is less important than the cumulative amount of time spent in the tanning beds over mulitple session. Severals studies have shown a 75% increase in the risk of developing melanoma with tanning bed use. So stay away! ...Read more

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What do people mean when they say tanning increases your chances of skin cancer by 75%?

UV radiation is bad: When you tan your skin is receiving a dose of uv radiation that is remembered or retained for a long time. Some people are very susceptible to skin cancers after uv radiation. Uv radiation is received from tanning with a tanning bed or the sun. Your risk of skin cancer goes up with tanning. ...Read more

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Does using baby oil on your skin while tanning increase your risk of getting skin cancer?

Does using baby oil on your skin while tanning increase your risk of getting skin cancer?

Not by itself: However, the more time you spend tanning (regardless of any tanning oil type product), the higher your risk of skin cancer. I would recommend some of the good spray on tanning products to give you the look you want. ...Read more

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What if I use sunblock in a tanning bed will it help prevent skin cancer?

Not recommended: Tanning bed is bad for you regardless of whether you use a sunblock. Just think about this: 1. Using sunblock in a tanning bed defeats the purpose of going to the tanning bed. (i.e., you won't get a tan with appropriate use of tanning bed). 2. If you do get a tan, then the sunblock is not working well; so the risk of developing skin cancer is still high. So, no tanning bed under any circumstances. ...Read more

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Why would melanoma require chemo? I thought you just cut it out? How much do tanning beds increase skin cancer possibilities?

Why would melanoma require chemo? I thought you just cut it out? How much do tanning beds increase skin cancer possibilities?

Melanoma: If melanoma is found early, while it is still small and thin, and if it is completely removed by surgery, then the chance of cure is high. The likelihood that the melanoma will come back or spread depends on how deeply it has gone into the layers of the skin. For melanomas that come back or spread, treatments include chemo- and immunotherapy, or radiation. Tanning beds increase risk by an est 75% ...Read more

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Don't want to go back to a tanning bed again because of my fear of developing skin cancer. Is it possible that i might already have it?

Don't want to go back to a tanning bed again because of my fear of developing skin cancer. Is it possible that i might already have it?

Impossible to tell: The risk of tanning is related to the amount or dosage of radiation that your receive. Try to limit the radiation that your receive and keep a close eye on your skin as you get older. The tanning effect may not manifest itself for years. ...Read more

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What is most likely the lowest SPF sun tanning lotion one can use to prevent skin cancer and still obtain a tan for people with light colored skin?

What is most likely the lowest SPF sun tanning lotion one can use to prevent skin cancer and still obtain a tan for people with light colored skin?

Spray tan: If you really feel the need for a tan, use a spray tan and don't skimp on protecting your skin from UV radiation. If you have light skin, you likely burn easily and are at a higher risk as is. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more


Tanning (Definition)

Tanning refers to attending exposing oneself to the sun, or a tanning salon, for the purpose of darkening the skin, for cosmetic reasons. Occasionally, tanning is for medical reasons to relieve some symptoms ...Read more