A member asked:

Does it happen that people get skin cancer after one blistering sunburn?

7 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Coyle Connolly answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Blister : Yes even one blistering sunburn may increase ones risk of developing skin cancer.

Answered 9/28/2016


Dr. Theda Kontis answered

Specializes in

Sunburn and cancer: You'll find out when your about 70 or 80 years old.....

Answered 7/11/2018


Dr. James Davie answered

Specializes in Pathology

No, but not harmless: Melanoma risk is increased with just 1-2 sunburns. But that doesn't mean that you will automatically get melanoma. Other types of skin cancer go up in frequency with cumulative lifetime sun exposure. A young sunworshiper can get skin cancers normally seen in elderly individuals, for example. In short, avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen help reduce overall risk of skin cancer.

Answered 7/18/2016



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