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Teens using tanning beds have a higher risk of getting skin cancer

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With all the rainfall, people may be tempted to hit up the tanning bed to get a tan.
That may be a a bad move.
A new study shows teens and young adults who use indoor tanning beds have a higher risk of developing skin cancer at an early age.
The research, published in the July issue of "Pediatrics", looked at people aged fifty and younger who were diagnosed with basal cell skin cancer.
While usually treatable, this type of cancer can be highly disfiguring if not caught early, and basal cell tumors have a high rate of recurrence.
The study found indoor tanning was linked to developing skin cancer at an early age, especially among those whose first exposure to indoor tanning happened when they were teens or young adults.
The results support the recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics to minimize ultraviolet exposure.
In May, the U-S Food and Drug Administration announced tanning beds and booths must carry a visible warning stating they should not be used by anyone under age 18.

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