Homosexual and bisexual men have a higher risk of developing various types of skin cancer. Scientists believe that this is due to the frequent visits of Solarium.
In the group of 45 000 Americans the incidence of skin cancer among gay and bisexual men was 8.1-8.4%, and among men, heterosexual only 6.7% of writes .
The risk of gay and bisexual men to get cancer of the skin was such, as the women of the traditional orientation.
Why are gay men more often have cancer of the skin?
The authors of the study attribute this to the fact that gay people visiting the Solarium and sunbathe more often than male heterosexuals. Tanning is a known risk factor for skin cancer, they affect a person ultraviolet rays. Dependence on tanning greatly increases the risk of these cancers.
Solarium increases the risk of skin cancer / unsplash.com
This study was the largest of those that have linked the incidence of skin cancer depending on sexual orientation. The authors of the study recognized that informed science did not know about such differences. But people need to continue to ask questions, though not entirely comfortable, to be able to cope with this problem and to take all preventive measures.
Why is it important?
Skin cancer is among those who often meet in many countries of the world, which is associated with a sharp jump trips and travelling to warm countries and also the increasing popularity of tanning beds. Skin tumors respond well to treatment, but malignant melanoma (2% of all skin cancers), has a very high mortality rate and the degree of aggressiveness.
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