A recent study showed that melanoma rose eight times in women aged 18 to 39 years in the last 40 years, and the researchers think tanning beds are a big part of the problem. The lamps in tanning beds emit 10 to 15 times more ultraviolet (UV)A radiation than sunlight and the biggest users are young white women. Many of them get skin cancer just 5 to 10 years later. Recommendations for protecting skin from the UV damage that can lead to cancer include staying out of the sun, using high SPF sunscreen, and wearing long sleeves. People with risk factors including fair skin, light eyes, and family history of skin cancer should also get annual skin checks by dermatologists.