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Skin cancer is the most common of all human cancers Some forms of skin cancer are diagnosed in more than one million Americans each year wwwemedicinehealthcomtext13593htm says Dr Michael Lehrer The most prominent cause of skin cancer is over-exposure to sunlight andor sunlamps Another doctor Dr Boiko says that some patients are surprised to learn that their skin damage that they are seeking medical help and procedures for was from radiation from the sun or tanning light in some cases both American Cancer Society-wwwcancerorg There is much evidence to show that excessive exposure to the sun andor UV tanning beds increase the risks of obtaining skin cancer There are many causes of skin cancer Some of them include UV tanning beds ie over exposure to sunlight and sunlamps immune system disorders and x-rays but the most common of all is tanning Lights may increase ones risk of suffering skin damage Lynne Lamberg 1990 The truth of it all is that tanning is one of the most dangerous things that a person can do to themselves UVA alone may lead to development of skin cancer The Skin Cancer Foundation - Lynne Lamberg 1990 UVA and UVB rays are the radiation from the sun that penetrate the skin and cause tanning the redness or brown pigment you see when you sit in the sun UVA and UVB rays are rather damaging to the skin The rays are prone to cause early wrinkles and skin cancer Also these ray cause your skin to turn to a brown or red color as stated above A tan is the bodys desperate attempt to protect itself from the suns rays familydoctororg - American Academy of Family Physicians 1996-05 Although UVA rays take longer to penetrate the skin it is just as harmful as UVB rays UVA radiation is very degenerating to the skin says Dr Bake Some people have really leathery looking skin at an earlier age from regular exposure to
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