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A 33-year-old member asked:

Could it be that sunscreen causes cancer and not the sun?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
No: Excess exposure to sun stimulates cells of origin of basal and squamous cell Ca to progress. The same holds true for UV exposure of melanocytes that lead to melanoma formation.

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