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How can you get skin cancer from a tanning bed?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It has UV radiation

Tanning beds work on the skin same way as the sun does.
The uv rays do the tanning and they also cause skin cancers , the msot dangerous of which is malignant melanoma. This is a killer...So do not use the tanning beds!

In brief: It has UV radiation

Tanning beds work on the skin same way as the sun does.
The uv rays do the tanning and they also cause skin cancers , the msot dangerous of which is malignant melanoma. This is a killer...So do not use the tanning beds!
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Same as from sun

Damage to your skin causes your body to have to replace the damaged skin with new skin.
Heavy ultraviolet rays from either the sun or tanning beds cause damage to old skin and mutations to new skin. Thus, the more mutations your skin incurs the more chance you have for skin cancer to develop. Skin cancer is a result of mutations occurring in the skin as it replaces old cells.

In brief: Same as from sun

Damage to your skin causes your body to have to replace the damaged skin with new skin.
Heavy ultraviolet rays from either the sun or tanning beds cause damage to old skin and mutations to new skin. Thus, the more mutations your skin incurs the more chance you have for skin cancer to develop. Skin cancer is a result of mutations occurring in the skin as it replaces old cells.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Dr. Chad Levitt
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: UV radiation

Using a tanning bed before the age of 35 raises your risk of developing melanoma by 75%! there is no such thing as a healthy tan.

In brief: UV radiation

Using a tanning bed before the age of 35 raises your risk of developing melanoma by 75%! there is no such thing as a healthy tan.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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