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The Killer Tan: Dangers of Tanning

By DuPage Medical Group Dermatology

Tanning used to be perceived as healthy, fashionable and luxurious. However, there is no such thing as a safe tan. In fact, when your skin changes color your cells are actually becoming damaged. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is a disease that affects a younger population and is the second most common form of cancer among teens and young adults ages 15-29. While more are beginning to understand the dangers of tanning, melanoma figures continue to climb.

Learn more about tanning, melanoma and ways to talk to teens about tanning and sun safety in our infographic: The Killer Tan: Dangers of Tanning. (click to open PDF or view below)


Topics and Subtopics: Cancer & Skin Health

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