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Can sun block cause cancer?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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No: Sun blocks are actually somewhat effective in preventing some skin cancers that are related to excessive sun exposure such as melanoma. We are now finding, however, that some who avoid any sun exposure develop vitamin d deficiency. The key is moderation.
Dr. Sabha Ganai
Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
Nope: However, sun block is very helpful in reducing the effect of uv radiation on developing lethal skin cancers such as melanoma. Avoid excess sun exposure and avoid sunburns, but when out and about always take the added measure of using and re-applying sunblock to avoid toxic damage from the sun.

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Does sun cause cancer?

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Potentially: Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma & malignant melanoma are associated with ultraviolet radiation from sun or tanning booths.

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