Even After Melanoma, Some People Keep On Using Tanning Beds

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Even after melanoma, some people keep on using tanning bedsLos Angeles TimesYou would think that people who were diagnosed with melanoma -- the most deadly form of skin cancer -- would be meticulously careful about using sunscreen, avoiding tanning salons and generally protecting their skin. You would be wrong, researchers ...and more »

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