Sunburns are especially dangerous for girls



American researchers found that more sunburns for girls aged 15 to 20 years, increase the risk of melanoma and other skin cancers.

So, burnt down in the sun at least five times, young women have an increased risk of melanoma by 80 percent and other less aggressive skin cancers, 68 per cent. Dr. Abrar Qureshi, of brown University said, "Our results show that the risk of skin cancer and melanoma was predominantly associated with sun exposure in early life to young women". Dr. Qureshi colleagues analyzed data from more than 100 thousand white women for 20 years. It turned out that those who had at least five strong sun burns, were 68% more likely to develop basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer. In addition, these women were 80% more prone to the most aggressive form of the disease – melanoma.

Study participants who were exposed to high levels of UV radiation in adulthood had no increased risk of melanoma, but they were more likely to develop other forms of skin cancer. "A man's risk for development of skin cancer depends on the characteristics of the organism and environmental risk factors," said Qureshi. He explained that people with a high risk — for example, with red hair, a large number of moles and prone to sunburn, you should pay more attention to avoid excessive sun exposure, especially at an early age.




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