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Skin Cancer I: Causes

Posted by Chad Melius on Saturday 7 March 2009

Who can get skin cancer?

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Anybody can get skin cancer. Some people are genetically more susceptible, but noone is immune. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is what causes skin cancer. And you are exposed to sunlight every time you go outdoors.

Lots of people like to lie outside in the sun, in order to get a nice suntan. They may think that all they’re risking is a sunburn, which will go away in a few days time. But this is just wishful thinking – they’re really risking skin cancer, which can lie dormant for years. More …

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