Melanoma risk increases with each additional session of sunbed use per year, and for those whose first use was before age 35 years.
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, and the most deadly. It begins in the melanocytes, but may also begin in a mole or in other pigmented tissues, such as the eye. It is estimated that there will be 76,250 new cases of melanoma in the U.S. this year. The number of deaths…
Patients may already know they should use a SPF 30 sunscreen, but are they applying it properly?
Highest risk seen for patients with previous diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma
When discussing indoor tanning with adolescent patients, appealing to their sense of vanity can go a long way toward dissuading them from engaging in risky behaviors.