Analysis: Common Skin Cancers Associated With Indoor Tanning

Analysis: Common Skin Cancers Associated With Indoor Tanning

At least 170,000 cases of skin cancer each year are linked to indoor tanning, according to an analysis published online in the British medical journal BMJ. These cancers include basal-cell carcinomas and squamous-cell carcinomas. The use of tanning beds was associated with a 67 percent increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma and a 29 percent higher risk of basal cell carcinoma, compared with never using a tanning bed. Investigators from the University of California-San Francisco “estimated that indoor tanning in the United States accounts for about 3.7 percent of cases of basal cell carcinoma (more than 98,000 cases) and 8.2 percent of cases of squamous cell carcinoma (about 72,000 cases) each year.” What’s more, “using tanning beds before age 25 appears to significantly increase the risk for basal cell carcinoma, the researchers noted.”

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