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Cutaneous malignant melanoma: facts about sunbeds and sunscreen.

Abstract

The incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma is still increasing in most light-skinned populations. Sunscreen use has been proposed for the primary prevention of melanoma. However, sunscreen use may increase time spent in the sun when users are willing to acquire a tan or to stay in the sun for a long time, which may increase melanoma risk. When sun exposure is not associated with the desire to acquire a tan or stay in the sun for a long time, sunscreen use may prevent squamous cell skin carcinoma. Sun protection should give priority to clothing and sun exposure reduction. Over the last 20 years, tan acquisition through exposure to artificial sources of ultraviolet radiation has become frequent among fair-skinned adolescents and young adults. There is accumulating evidence that sunbed use is associated with melanoma when started before approximately 30 years of age.

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    Jules Bordet Institute, Brussels 1000, Belgium. Philippe.autier@bordet.be

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    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Adult
    Age Factors
    Case-Control Studies
    Environmental Exposure
    Epidemiologic Studies
    Humans
    Incidence
    Melanoma
    Skin Neoplasms
    Sunlight
    Sunscreening Agents
    Ultraviolet Rays

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16221052

    Citation

    Autier, Philippe. "Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma: Facts About Sunbeds and Sunscreen." Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, vol. 5, no. 5, 2005, pp. 821-33.
    Autier P. Cutaneous malignant melanoma: facts about sunbeds and sunscreen. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2005;5(5):821-33.
    Autier, P. (2005). Cutaneous malignant melanoma: facts about sunbeds and sunscreen. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 5(5), pp. 821-33.
    Autier P. Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma: Facts About Sunbeds and Sunscreen. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2005;5(5):821-33. PubMed PMID: 16221052.
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