Bad Sunburn During Youth May Increase Skin Cancer Risk

JUNE 11, 2014
Young women who experience multiple severe sunburns may be at an increased risk for melanoma, according to the results of a recent study published online on June 2, 2014, in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. White women who reported having 5 or more blistering sunburns between 15 and 20 years of age were 80% more likely to develop melanoma and 68% more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. 

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