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EEK! Indoor tanning before the age of 35 increases one’s risk of melanoma by 75 percent. The timeline of a tan: www.womenshealthm...

Your risk of melanoma increases by 75% when you use tanning beds before the age of 35.

It's Melanoma Monday! Help prevent Melanoma :) It's been shown that if you indoor tan under the age of 35, your risk of melanoma increases by 75%. Be aware of any moles you have and talk to your Dr. if you're concerned about any of them!!

It only takes 5 sunburns to double your risk of developing melanoma. Proper skin care is imperative to lowering the risks of cancer and premature aging. Check out this infographic from Los Angeles’ Dr. R. Sonia Batra to learn about healthy skin. Original source: www.batradermatol...

Melanoma is dangerous, and a young person's cancer! Check yourself regularly, and forward this to everyone you know. It might save a life.

Malignant melanoma accounts for only 3 percent of all skin cancers, but it causes 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths. Malignant melanoma develops on sun-exposed areas of the skin, as well as inside the eye, in the mouth, and on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet — and it usually starts in a skin mole. Malignant melanoma often occurs at a younger age than other skin cancers; it is the most common type of cancer in people aged 25 to 29.

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Secondary brain cancer (yellow/orange) spread from melanoma skin cancer.