Find out the most shocking causes of skin cancer

Now, did you know that even our unintentional
tanning has its own side effects?

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So most of us may not have reasons to
purposely tan but the harsh weather recently
hasn’t given us much of a choice in the matter.
Now, did you know that even our unintentional
tanning has its own side effects?
So for those that actually go out of their way to
tan, be it by lying on the beach or actually trying
and indoor tanning machine, you need to listen
up.
The main reasons for tanning most times are
pretty simple.
Many young women love the way a tan looks,
and the way the sun feels.
“In my research, people say it makes you look
healthy, thinner, and outdoorsy,” says Joel
Hillhouse, an associate dean of research at East
Tennessee State University in Johnson City, who
specializes in skin cancer and tanning.
When someone regularly tans, they’re hooked on
that warm, happy, energized feeling. UV exposure
releases endorphins, which is possibly why
people with seasonal affective disorder or low
serotonin levels are more likely to be frequent
indoor tanners.
A recent study even found a genetic link to
tanning addiction.
“When someone is tanning, you see changes in
the brain in the same area associated with other
addictive behaviors,” says Brenda Cartmel, a
senior research scientist at Yale School of
Medicine and the author of the study.
“After all, one hallmark of addiction is that you
continue with the same behavior even though
you know it’s harmful.”
Combine that endorphin rush with all the things
we regularly associate with sunny weathers,
white bikinis, rooftop pools, BBQs, and you know
what you are in for.
“Our relationship with the sun is inherently
ambivalent,” says Ellen Marmur , an associate
clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn
School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York
City. “The sun gives us energy, and it has
amazing healing properties. It’s not all bad, but
it’s hard to know the balance.”
Skin-cancer rates have been on the rise for 30
years, despite decades of lectures about
sunscreen. Skin cancer is the most common
cancer in this country.
Nearly 5 million Americans are treated for the
disease each year, and the incidence rate is up
300 percent from 1994.
Indoor tanning alone is linked to 419,000 cases
of skin cancer a year in the U.S. Though
melanoma represents only a small percentage of
diagnoses, it can spread fast and be lethal, and
it’s the most common form of cancer among
young adults aged 25 to 29.
Between 40 and 50 percent of all Americans who
reach age 65 will develop a basal-cell or
squamous-cell carcinoma.
It’s a misconception that these are never deadly;
they’re sometimes fatal and can be disfiguring.
“The rise in skin-cancer rates boils down to UV
exposure,” says Dawn Holman , a behavioral
scientist in the division of cancer prevention and
control at the CDC and a lead writer of the
Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin
Cancer. “If we can decrease that, we can
decrease the number of skin cancers.”

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