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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
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
Yes & Yes.: This is why it is so important to protect your skin at all times. ...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
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
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
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
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 2 more doctor answers
Melanoma iscancer of melanocytes. Melanocytesare cells that produce the dark pigment, melanin, which is responsible for the color of skin. These cells predominantly occur in skin, but are also found in other parts of the body, including the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). Melanoma can originate in any part of the ...Read more
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