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Is skin cancer genetic?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
In part, YES: There can be a family/genetic component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two together can be very dangerous. If you have a strong family history, lots of sun exposure, or any enlarging skin lesions, be evaluated by your local doctor and/or dermatologist.
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
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