Blistering Sunburns in Adolescence Linked with 80% Higher Risk for Melanoma | Melanoma Dispatch |

"The risk for developing melanoma is significantly linked with severe sunburns before age 20 years among young white women, according to recent findings.

"Specifically, the risk for onset of melanoma in adulthood was increased by 80% among those who suffered at least five blistering sunburns between the ages of 15 and 20 years."