Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tanning Beds Further Linked To Skin Cancer Risk

According to new research presented at the AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, the more you use a tanning bed, the higher your risk of deadly skin cancers. Investigators found that for every four visits per year to a tanning booth, the risk for basal and squamous cell carcinoma increased 15% and the risk for melanoma rose 11%. Researchers also found that using tanning booths in the younger age range, during high school and college, had a stronger effect on cancer risk.

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