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Can blue light phototherapy cause skin cancer?

Can blue light phototherapy cause skin cancer?

No: Only ultraviolet light is known to cause skin cancer and there is no ultraviolet light in this type of phototherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How can the sun cause skin cancer?

How can  the sun cause skin cancer?

Uv rays: Uvb and uva cause d dimer formation in your cells RNA which leads to cancer. In laymen's terms, the uv light damages the cells foundation which leads to cancer. ...Read more

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Which type of harsh chemicals may cause skin cancer?

Skin carcinogens: The most common cause of skin cancer is exposure to uv radiation. Chemicals that cause skin cancer include chronic exposure to arsenicals and some industrial solvents. ...Read more

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Can flurorouracil cream cause or cure skin cancer?

Can flurorouracil cream cause or cure skin cancer?

Cure skin cancer: This cream (also called Efudex) acts as a chemotherapy agent for helping eradicate some categories of superficial skin cancer e.g. superficial basal cell carcinoma, and also pre-cancerous lesions such as actinic keratosis. Causing cancer is not a documented side effect. See this link for more detail : http://www.rxlist.com/efudex-drug/patient-images-side-effects.htm ...Read more

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Can burning have to be severe to cause skin cancer?

Can burning have to be severe to cause skin cancer?

No: Skin cancer risk is increased by both intensity (burns) and cumulative exposure. Protect yourself not just by not burning, but by minimizing your sun exposure, particularly between 10 and 2. Avoid tanning beds and use sunblock that protects against both uv a and uv b. ...Read more

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Could sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma?

Could sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma?

Yes yes yes!!!: I will admit there are few things lovelier than a well tanned female body but in the end, a tan is a response to injury and ultimately not good for you. Sun exposure will increase the risk for skin cancers of all types, including the potentially deadly melanoma. It will also cause premature skin aging. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure (and tanning beds as well). Best to you. ...Read more

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Does the uv that causes skin cancer get through glass?

Does the uv that causes skin cancer get through glass?

Yes: You would need uv protection on the glass to be safe from the damaging properties of uv. ...Read more

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Can too much heat on head from dryers cause skin cancer?

Can too much heat on head from dryers cause skin cancer?

NO: That will not cause skin cancer , but constant exposure to sun ( actinic rays ) , insensitive individuals may result skin cancer , not occasional heat from deers. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more


Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more