Melanoma from Tanning Booths on the Rise?

By Sheryl Clark MD
August 16, 2011
Category: Tanning Booths

There is a  troubling new wrinkle in melanoma epidemiology: An appreciable blip in cases that first appeared about 10 years ago in American women aged 30-34 has been attributed to an increased use of tanning salons among teenage girls that started in the 1980s. I cannot emphasize strongly enough how important it is to stay away from tanning beds!

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