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A 19-year-old male asked:

What are the chances of someone with a slight vitamin d deficiency getting skin cancer? i am 20 and take vitamin d3 1000 supplements.

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Rare: Skin cancer is due to many factors: sun exposure, general health/diet, genetics, smoking. The fact that you care about this make your risk lower: you will hopefully avoid excess sun exposure, wear sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, get skin exams often to be sure nothing abnormal, & avoid smoking.

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Last updated Sep 20, 2015

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