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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...

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...
Depends. Not all melanoma cases require chemo. It depends on how advanced it is when detected. Tanning beds do cause cancer as much as the regular sun does o more since it is concentrated. www.drlugo.com. Read more...

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...

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

Tanning =Early aging. Ironically, in an effort to look more beautiful at a young age, people who tan with uv lights increase their risk of skin cancers and dramatically worsen the aging of their skin. This photo aging is dramatically worsened by smoking as well. As someone who works hard to rejuvenate faces later in life...Stop the tanning now and save yourself some trouble later! Read more...
Don't do indoor tan. Sunless indoor tanning is bad enough with the risk of skin cancer and the aging damage to the face. You don't need more evidence of other tumors in the body to stop this recreational activity. I am not aware of ovarian cancer being linked to indoor tanning. Read more...
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...

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...

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?

Be cautious. The most common forms of skin cancer are related to sun exposure and the resultant cellular damage from uv light which has long term effects on the skin. Therefore, any exposure especially in people with a more fair complexion can be harmful. To reduce your chances, you should limit exposure time and high intensity (midday), use a good physical sunblock at least 15-30spf and reapply it often. Read more...
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...