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Will Tanning Cause Any Problems Other Skin Cancer Ovarian
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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
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
Yes & Yes.: This is why it is so important to protect your skin at all times. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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
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