A 30-year-old member asked:
and is skin cancer hereditary?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alexis Harvey answered
35 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: Skin cancer is not hereditary.
Answered on Jul 25, 2012
Dr. Mike Bowman answered
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes, like many other: Diseases. Just because a family member has skin cancer, it does not doom you to the same fate. Using good skin care with sun block & protective clothing will go a long way to reducing skin care risk. Smoking is an independent risk factor for many cancers...Quit smoking now to reduce your risk.
Answered on Aug 7, 2012
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