Skin Cancer Survivors Still Enjoy Tanning Beds

Tattoos are great for covering your melanoma surgery scar tissue, experts say.

Researchers cannot even believe what they’re hearing from melanoma survivors these days, because a shocking 27.7% of survivors of the horrible skin cancer still aren’t wearing sunscreen when they’re out in the sun. But the ultimate thrill seekers are the 2% of melanoma survivors who continue to use tanning beds. There is something kind of fantastic about a melanoma patient paying money to a tanning salon — it’s like those old dudes who smoke through the hole in their throat.

“That blew my mind,” study author Dr. Anees Chagpar of Yale University told the Los Angeles Times. We hope he writes his science research papers like that, too.

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