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Can someone get cancer from ultraviolet rays?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Skin Cancer: Ultraviolet (uv) rays found in natural sunlight and tanning beds can lead to skin cancer later in life. There are generally two types of uv light that are of concern, uva and uvb. Uva is generally responsible for wrinkles and skin aging. Uvb is what is primarily responsible for sunburns and dna damage leading to skin cancers, like basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
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Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgical Oncology 37 years experience
Skin cancers : All skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, appear to be related to excessive ultraviolet radiation exposure, i.e. Sunlight.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2017

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