Answers to Common Skin Cancer Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about skin cancer.

Is there a safe way to tan and still prevent skin cancer?

The answer is no. The tanning industry will tell you that indoor tanning can help build a base to protect against sunburn, but that protection is minimal at best. A tan indicates that damage to skin cells has occurred.

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Source: J. Scott Wilcher, MD, North Dayton Surgeons; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Brent Kirkland, MD, Dermatologists of Southwest Ohio; American Cancer Society; National Cancer Institute

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