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If I go tanning in a bed for 10 minutes, will my chances of getting cancer really increase?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Eventually

If you tan only once only slightly but repeated exposure you will age your skin and increase your chances of getting skin cancer when you are older.Blue eye color and light natural hair color would be at higher risk of skin damage from tanning.

In brief: Eventually

If you tan only once only slightly but repeated exposure you will age your skin and increase your chances of getting skin cancer when you are older.Blue eye color and light natural hair color would be at higher risk of skin damage from tanning.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tanning beds

One study showed that the people who had used a tanning bed, tanning booth, or sun lamp were 2.
5 times more likely to develop the squamous type of cancer while the increase of basal cancer was 1.5 times greater when compared to those without cancer. The use of tanning beds increases the incidence of melanoma by 74%. Do not start using a tanning bed or you will be sorry.

In brief: Tanning beds

One study showed that the people who had used a tanning bed, tanning booth, or sun lamp were 2.
5 times more likely to develop the squamous type of cancer while the increase of basal cancer was 1.5 times greater when compared to those without cancer. The use of tanning beds increases the incidence of melanoma by 74%. Do not start using a tanning bed or you will be sorry.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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