Tanning Bed Research Paper

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We all know someone who has visited a tanning bed. Whether the reason was to get a base tan for a vacation, or wanting a little color for prom, people who use tanning beds are the most susceptible for developing skin cancer. The negative effects of using a tanning bed, cancer and expensive treatments, are why tanning beds should be banned for everyone of all ages.
The three main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, according to the article “Sun Exposure, Skin Cancer, and Other Skin Damage,” on WebMD. Tanning beds emit UV light just like the Sun does. Most of the age spots and wrinkles on our face come from the tanning bed’s artificial UV rays. The UVs speed up aging and increase the risk for developing skin cancer. The UV light from tanning beds damages our elastin. Elastin is a protein found …show more content…

PDT makes the skin sensitive to light and is an alternative to surgery. Doc Shop’s article “Photodynamic Therapy” states, it is used to treat basal cell carcinoma, bowen’s disease, and actinic keratosis. Photodynamic therapy works best to treat areas of the skin that have cancer in more than just one spot on the body. It is not a beneficial treatment if the cancer is located deep beneath the skin’s tissue. A major benefit of photodynamic therapy is that the appearance of the skin is so much better after treatment than surgery. Many costs of treatments depend on a variety of factors including the type and size of the cancer. Photodynamic, radiotherapy and chemotherapy all fall into those circumstances. According to Cost Helper’s article “How Much Does Skin Cancer Cost?”, photodynamic treatments can vary from $2,000-$3,000. The average radiotherapy treatment costs $8,600. Chemotherapy can range from $10,000 to over $200,000. All treatments require additional follow-up doctor appointments. Most insurance companies will cover a majority of the

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