How much will my skin cancer risk rise if I spend 10 minutes in the sun each day to get vitamin d?

Hard to quantify. But you probably don't need to bother with the 10 minutes of sun a day. Most people in the us don't need to seek out sun exposure for vitamin d. If you are really concerned discuss with your pcp and consider a supplement.
Good Luck. According to a 2007 study submitted by the university of ottawa to the department of health and human services in washington, d.C., there is not enough information to determine a safe level of sun exposure at this time if one is fair skinned, 10 minutes of exposure to sunshine at high noon (in summer) will produce 10, 000 iu of vitamin d; darker skin requires longer exposure.

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Where do you draw the line between a healthy dose of natural vitamin d and skin cancer risk?

Don't burn. There's no perfect answer. It depends on your risk factors for developing skin cancer. There are also many sources of vitamin d other than the sun including some vegetables as well as vitamin supplements. The main thing is, don't intentionally go out to get a suntan, and don't burn. You will produce vitamin d even if you wear some sunscreen. Read more...
In the shade. Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed safe dose for sun exposure. Fair skinned people are especially prone to skin cancer. Vitamin d is safer taken by mouth. Wear sunscreen and a hat when outdoors. Read more...
Don't worry. If you spend time outside, and don't live in alaska, canada, etc, chances are good you will get enough vitamin d. You can still make vit d when wearing sunscreen. Go outside, have fun, use skin protection, and vitamin d will not likely be a problem. If you have problems or concerns, you can get a level checked. Read more...

How do you get a healthy dose of vitamin d in the sun without getting skin cancer?

I think sun in moder. Ation is ok. But I am not a dermatologist. You should ask your family doctor. I do know that most people are vit d deficient. Read more...
Avoid extremes. Everyone's skin has a different threshold and level of sun sensitivity but in general sun exposure in moderation with burn avoidance should provide adequate vitamin d without undue risk of skin cancer. Read more...

What are the chances of someone with a slight vitamin D deficiency getting skin cancer? I am 20 and take vitamin D3 1000 supplements.

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. Read more...

Can laser treatment for facial hair cause vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer?

Hair removal . I am not aware of any link between hair removal and vitamin d deficiency or skin cancer . Laser hair removal should be performed under medical supervision. Read more...
Neither is caused. By laser hair removal treatments, most of which utilize infrared laser wavelengths. This is non-ionizing energy and will not cause skin cancer. Drink milk daily and you will have plenty of vitamin d, especially if you are in the sunlight for 10 or 15 minutes a day also. Read more...