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9 Facts About Skin Cancer

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With cancer being such an alarming disease and so prevalent in our society these are some very important risk factors to look out for to make sure that if you do come across something that may be cancerous that you get assistance immediately. Today there are various different forms of skin cancer such as;

  • Melanoma
  • Basal Cell Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

With cancer being such an alarming disease and so prevalent in our society , these are some very important risk factors to look out for to make sure that if you do come across something that may be cancerous that you get assistance immediately

Possible causes include

Sunlight: Sunlight is a source of UV radiation. It’s the most important risk factor for any type of skin cancer. The sun’s rays cause skin damage that can lead to cancer.

Severe, blistering sunburns: People who have had at least one severe, blistering sunburn are at increased risk of skin cancer. Although people who burn easily are more likely to have had sunburns as a child, sunburns during adulthood also increase the risk of skin cancer.

Lifetime sun exposure: The total amount of sun exposure over a lifetime is a risk factor for skin cancer.

Tanning: Although a tan slightly lowers the risk of sunburn, even people who tan well without sunburning have a higher risk of skin cancer because of more lifetime sun exposure.

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