Huge Rise in Skin Cancer Among Young Women

The Mayo Clinic has found that over the course of nearly 40 years from 1970 to 2009 a dramatic rise in skin cancer has occurred.  To be exact, an eight fold increase in women, and a four fold increase in men!

Most alarming is the frighteningly spiked increase of melanoma found in women in their 20’s and 30’s.

I think for many of us, this is no surprise.  There are multiple tanning salons in nearly every city and town.  The desire to have a tanned complexion has become a social epidemic.

I have news for you girls; orange is not a good look, and cancer is even worse.  Any guy who prefers a fake tan on his partner is either legally blind, extremely sadistic, or entirely brainwashed.  Drop him, and find a man that likes you for you.

I have heard many women claim that they just happen to like the way tanning makes them look.  According to the  study “people who use indoor tanning beds frequently are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma.”  Is the orange glow really worth the risk?

It’s time to alter our conceptions of beauty and opt for happy, healthy lives instead.  That or just dive in to the melanoma pool and lead a life like this woman.

2 thoughts on “Huge Rise in Skin Cancer Among Young Women

  1. Just wondering what the Manba girl in the photo has to do with this subject. Her tan is caked on makeup, which she’d freely admit to. You’d have done better to use a picture of “tanning mom”, to represent the dangers of skin cancer.


    • Interestingly manba and yamanba girls are distinct from ganguro girls in large part due to their darker tan. They wear a ton of make up, very true, and tanning mom is an excellent example, very true. Thanks for your feedback Norseman.


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