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Wednesday, 13 January 2010


Sunbed ban- more to MM than tanorexia

A ban on under-18s using sunbeds moves closer in the UK, with government support, as reported in the media. This is a good idea, backed by CRUK.

It would however be nice if they could do a bit more to make the public aware that whilst it may be true that UV causes non-melanoma skin cancers, the evidence that it causes melanoma at all is not that conclusive, and the evidence that it causes all melanoma is entirely absent.

Being told your cancer if a lifestyle choice is bad enough when if was probably caused by some "choice" like smoking, but when it is clear that a lot of melanoma is NOT caused by UV exposure, melanoma patients can get the message that they deserve to get cancer.

I've never been on a sunbed or deliberately sunbathed in my life, just like many MM patients.

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