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What are the chances of getting cancer from skin bleaching creams?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Bleaching Creams: "i feel that hydroquinones are safe and effective treatment for pigmentary disorders, " taylor says. "i feel comfortable recommending that my patients continue to use hydroquinones if they have a pigmentary disorder." "i think the evidence is quite weak with the link between hydroquinones and cancer, " taylor tells webmd. "data on rats and mice cannot necessarily be extrapolated to human data.

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Why the skin is so susceptible to getting cancer?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Exposure to sun: The skin is the largest organ on your body and it's what protects you from the environment. It's exposed to the sun everyday. The average person gets about 22 hours of sun a week just from normal living (walking to and from work, shopping, sitting in the car). Sun causes damage to the skin in the form of free radicals which causes aging and can lead to formation of precancers and skin cancers.

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