Who's Most Likely to Get Skin Cancer? Gay & Bi Men, That's Who

  • metta

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    Mar 21, 2015 5:09 AM GMT
    Who's Most Likely to Get Skin Cancer? Gay & Bi Men, That's Who

    "According to a newly released study on skin cancer, gay and bisexual men in the U.S. twice as likely as straight men to develop the disease, partly because they are also three times more likely to use indoor tanning methods to achieve the sun-kissed look."

    http://www.advocate.com/health/2015/03/20/whos-most-likely-get-skin-cancer-gay-bi-men-thats-who?team=social
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    Mar 21, 2015 6:10 PM GMT
    I don't tan because I think it's tacky and given my other features (I'm smooth, boyish, beardless...) it's not like I'm losing opportunities because of skin color alone.
  • Svnw688

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    Mar 21, 2015 6:32 PM GMT
    Sad, but not surprising. This is all the more reason to push against sunning outside or indoor tanning booths, and to advocate the use of SPRAY TANS.

    Also, apply sunscreen liberally and often when at the beach this summer. Wear a hat if possible, and sunglasses help protect your retinas/eyes.

    Have fun outside and at the beach this summer hunties icon_cool.gif

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  • FRE0

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    Mar 21, 2015 8:42 PM GMT
    pazzy said
    metta8 saidWho's Most Likely to Get Skin Cancer? Gay & Bi Men, That's Who

    "According to a newly released study on skin cancer, gay and bisexual men in the U.S. twice as likely as straight men to develop the disease, partly because they are also three times more likely to use indoor tanning methods to achieve the sun-kissed look."

    http://www.advocate.com/health/2015/03/20/whos-most-likely-get-skin-cancer-gay-bi-men-thats-who?team=social


    see being vain doesn't pay.


    It's easy for you to say that because being black, excessive UV exposure is less likely to cause harm to you. Besides, black guys are less likely to want to become darker.

    Being black does have some advantages. The only reason it has some disadvantages is racism.
  • FRE0

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    Mar 21, 2015 8:46 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidGetting ten to fifteen minutes of sun is healthy and should be done without wearing sunblock. This is the best way for the skin to photosynthesize vitamin D. And also, on un-showered skin. The natural oils from our skin are necessary for this process to take place.

    Ten minutes several times a week isn't going to ruin a person's skin or cause skin cancer. The lack of vitamin D can, however, be the possible cause for certain cancers.


    You may or may not be right. There are those who recommend zero sun exposure, and there are those like you who recommend minimal or moderate sun exposure. I'm not sure that we have all the facts and data required to know what is best.

    Vitamin D can be obtained by diet or by supplements to the diet. Whether that is the same thing is subject to debate.
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    Mar 21, 2015 9:48 PM GMT
    Fact is for those who are very pale trying to achieve a even skin tone is a struggle. Getting a little over all skin exposure ie 15 min a day to even out the farmers tan is not a bad thing.
    How we got exposure in our younger years and did not worry about our exposure will be the real tell in chance for cancer and such.
    You can get some color without abusing your skin. Just be smart about it
  • Dazza73

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    Mar 21, 2015 11:58 PM GMT
    What a load of bull shit , they can't even find a cure for cancer , yet they will try to convince ppl that they actually know what their talking about , just saying , my sister has been told she is dying of throat cancer but has never smoked in her short life ! Believe what you want to believe that's your right , until there is a cure I will never believe any study until proven
  • FRE0

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    Mar 22, 2015 12:03 AM GMT
    SamSellers saidFact is for those who are very pale trying to achieve a even skin tone is a struggle. Getting a little over all skin exposure ie 15 min a day to even out the farmers tan is not a bad thing.
    How we got exposure in our younger years and did not worry about our exposure will be the real tell in chance for cancer and such.
    You can get some color without abusing your skin. Just be smart about it


    Some people who are extremely pale would burn in less than 15 minutes. Perhaps it is best for them to avoid exposure completely.
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    Mar 22, 2015 1:29 AM GMT
    Instead of gay or straight, how about "Chronic tanners regardless of method" vs "minimal tanning exposure"?
  • FRE0

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    Mar 22, 2015 1:43 AM GMT
    woodfordr saidInstead of gay or straight, how about "Chronic tanners regardless of method" vs "minimal tanning exposure"?


    You're already tan, perhaps to the extent that getting a sunburn would be next to impossible. However, your suggestion is quite reasonable.