Causes of Skin Cancer

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Although there are other contributing factors, including heredity and environment, sunburn and ultraviolet (UV) lightdamage the skin - damage that can lead to skin cancer. Most people receive 50 percent of their lifetime ultraviolet (UV) exposure by 20 years of age.

Listed in the directory below, you will find additional information regarding the causes of skin cancer, for which we have provided a brief overview.

If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Skin Cancer Online Resources page in this web site for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic.

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