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Is it common to put oneself at risk for malignant melanoma of the skin?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most skin cancers are related to excess sun exposure.
Fortunately, despite how often we suffer significant sun damage, melanoma is uncommon.

In brief: Yes

Most skin cancers are related to excess sun exposure.
Fortunately, despite how often we suffer significant sun damage, melanoma is uncommon.
Dr. William A Biermann
Dr. William A Biermann
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Yes

Using a tanning bed before the age of 35 increases your risk for melanoma by 75%.

In brief: Yes

Using a tanning bed before the age of 35 increases your risk for melanoma by 75%.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Sun exposure

While i doubt anybody intentionally puts themselves at risk for any cancer, people with very fair, sun-sensitive, skin should be very careful about sun exposure as it could increase the chance they later develop skin cancers or melanoma.

In brief: Sun exposure

While i doubt anybody intentionally puts themselves at risk for any cancer, people with very fair, sun-sensitive, skin should be very careful about sun exposure as it could increase the chance they later develop skin cancers or melanoma.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Dr. Eric Whitman
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