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Tanning bed generation seeing consequences in Melanoma cases
Melanoma the most dangerous form of skin cancer is typically diagnosed between ages 45 to 55.
But Dermatologists say they're treating more and more younger patients with the disease.
Samantha Yates is 25.
At age 22 her friend noticed a lesion on her back which turned out to be Stage One Melanoma.
Doctors say cases like Samantha's are common.
"I was a life guard out in the sun all time."
"Just keep thanking that friend Courtney she was able to identify it for me."
"In the last five to seven years - young and younger people are developing Melanomas."
"We had three people in the same day- under age thirty - who had Melanoma."
Doctors say the tanning bed generation has grown up and are seeing the consequences.
They warn there is no such thing as a healthy tan - any color is damage.