Indoor tanning increases risk of non-melanoma skin cancer

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The widespread liking for sunbeds continues to place a huge amount of individuals at risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer. Adding further concern to the link between sunbeds and non-melanoma cancer was a recent study carried out by the University of California, San Francisco. The results of the study were reported on the UCSF website, and predominantly warned that sunbed users are in greater danger the younger they begin to use indoor tanning equipment. Basal cell carcinomas are the growths that appear on the skin and these are categorised as the most common type of skin cancer. BEC5 Curaderm has come up with a non-surgical way to treat this through the application of a cream.

The use of sunbeds has increased dramatically in the past decade as people try to find a quick route to a suntan. Although tanning beds have been most closely associated with women, there are plenty of men who regularly use a sunbed. While tanning salons are the typical place to use a sunbed, such equipment can also be found in gyms.  

Experts continuously state that sunbeds are considerably riskier than the natural method of gaining a tan. Eleni Linos, UCSF's assistant professor of dermatology, said that tanning was the cause of as many as 'hundreds of thousands' of cancers annually. The harmful radiation that sunbed users are exposed to can be extremely damaging and those who begin using the beds from a young age are at the most risk. May is Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month and the objective is to encourage widespread awareness of the measures that should be taken to catch skin cancer early.

The rates of skin cancer have risen over the years but the chances of survival are huge if it is detected early on. If someone has been diagnosed with skin cancer there are a few options for treatment including radiotherapy and surgery.

BEC5 Curaderm's cream contains solasodine glycosides and the treatment breaks down the cancerous cells in basal cell carcinomas. This has been found to be a welcome alternative to surgery for many people with non-melanoma skin cancers. For years, has been informing people across the world about non-surgical, non-toxic choices to skin cancer.


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