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Arch Dermatol. 2006 Apr;142(4):485-8.

Recent tanning bed use: a risk factor for melanoma.

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  • 1Division of Cancer Prevention and Genetic Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Individuals at increased risk of melanoma should use sun-protective measures to decrease their risk of developing melanoma.

OBSERVATION:

We report a case of a 39-year-old patient with a CDKN2A mutation who developed 3 primary melanomas within a few years of initiating tanning bed use.

CONCLUSION:

Intense UV exposure as an adult likely contributed to the development of additional primary melanomas in this individual.

PMID:
16618869
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