Could You Talk About Skin Cancer?

Q:
Could you talk about skin cancer?

A:
Skin cancer is a very common type of cancer. About 1 million people are diagnosed with some type of skin cancer in the US each year.

The main cause of skin cancer is excessive exposure to ultraviolet light.

Other causes include:

  • Touching chemicals like arsenic
  • High levels of radiation exposure
  • Severe damage of the immune system

Risk factors include:

  • Blond or red hair
  • Fair skin
  • A lot of moles present at birth
  • Blue or green eyes
  • Severe sunburn during childhood
  • Genetics

 

Keywords: skin cancer; skin cancer+; skin_cancer

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