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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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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


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Can tanning a couple times a week cause skin cancer?

Can tanning a couple times a week cause skin cancer?

Skin: Yes, tanning has been linked to skin cancer development. Use a self tanner (bronzer) instead. ...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

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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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common 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 & ...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