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Skin Cancer Can Start When You're Young

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(NBC) A study published in the journal pediatrics confirms past research, finding tanning bed use at an early age is a risk factor for skin cancer.

Researchers found children with early exposure to u-v radiation -- particularly from indoor tanning -- were more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma at a young age.

Another risk factor was getting a sunburn, rather than tan, during the first hour of sun exposure during the summer.

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