Getting Radiation? Here’s How to Protect Your Skin with More Than Sunscreen: That Healthy Glow May Not Be Healthy After All

Posted: June 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

Though this was published originally in May, 2010, and later republished for Breast Cancer Awareness month in 2014, I decided to reblog it again for Summer, 2015, because according to skin cancer.org, “Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.”

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Reblogged for Summer 2015

Excessive sun bathing or excessive use of tanning beds may eventually cause a deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma. The following article was previously published on Associated Content / Yahoo Voices May 7, 2010 – updated for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October, 2014

As winter approaches, tanning salons become the popular choice for anyone searching for that “healthy glow.” With sometimes outlandish claims that the benefits of Vitamin D absorption from a tanning bed far outweigh the risks of tanning, tanners ignore the fact that the sun’s penetrating rays can also harm their skin. Though medical professionals warn patients about skin damage, the tanning industry continues to reap huge rewards from consumers whose only concern is for immediate gratification. Most people give little, if any, thought to the possibility of getting skin cancer despite the growing evidence that too much exposure to the sun can lead…

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