Suffering sunbun five times increase skin cancer risk

Five serious episodes of sunburn by the age of 20 increases the risk of deadly skin cancer by 80 per cent, a study has found.

Repeated sunburn that is serious enough to blister dramatically increases the risk of malignant melanoma, American researchers have warned. A study, of almost 109,000 women, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, found that five serious sunburns between the age of 15 and 20 increased the risk of skin cancer.

It was found that women who had five or more blistering sunburns between age 15 and 20 years old had an 80 per cent increased risk of melanoma. Daily Telegraph

Iain Mack