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Surgeon General: Tanning Is Behind Sharp Spike in Skin Cancer Rates

As rates of other cancers have declined, rates of the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, have increased more than 200 percent from 1973 to 2011, according to a new “Call to Action” report from the Surgeon General’s Office.

07/31/2014

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Study: 170,000 Skin Cancer Cases Caused By Indoor Tanning Each Year

New research suggests that there is a link between the use of indoor tanning beds and an estimated 170,000 documented cases of skin cancer – annually.

10/03/2012

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