Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and rates have been rising for the past 30 years. This factsheet discusses the types of skin cancer, risk factors for the disease, and how it can be prevented.
Despite reputable scientific studies showing that tanning devices can cause skin cancer, misconceptions about the risks and dangers of indoor tanning persist. This is due, in part, to misleading advertising and health claims by the tanning industry. This fact sheet debunks many of the most egregious industry claims about indoor tanning.