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Is it possible to get skin cancer even if you always were long sleeves and SPF 30?

11 doctors weighed in
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Uva and uvb are both potential risk factors, but ultraviolet radiation is not the only cause.
There are many different types of skin cancer, with sun exposure related more closely to the most common types -- but not to all of them.

In brief: Yes

Uva and uvb are both potential risk factors, but ultraviolet radiation is not the only cause.
There are many different types of skin cancer, with sun exposure related more closely to the most common types -- but not to all of them.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, but you are doing the right things.
Make sure to reapply the sunscreen on a regular basis. A strong family history of skin cancers would be one thing in particular which would signify an increased risk of skin cancer. If this is the case, find a local dermatologist and get screened regularly based on his/her recommendations.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but you are doing the right things.
Make sure to reapply the sunscreen on a regular basis. A strong family history of skin cancers would be one thing in particular which would signify an increased risk of skin cancer. If this is the case, find a local dermatologist and get screened regularly based on his/her recommendations.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes. Sun is a

Cause, particularly of basal and squamous cancers, abd even the lethal melanoma, but its not the only cause.
Inborn dysplastic nevus syndrome is another. Odd types (lypmoma cutis, merkel cell tumors, angiosarcomas) may have no identified connection with sun exposure. And sun blocks "reduce" do not eliminate risk.

In brief: Yes. Sun is a

Cause, particularly of basal and squamous cancers, abd even the lethal melanoma, but its not the only cause.
Inborn dysplastic nevus syndrome is another. Odd types (lypmoma cutis, merkel cell tumors, angiosarcomas) may have no identified connection with sun exposure. And sun blocks "reduce" do not eliminate risk.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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