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What are the causes of skin cancer in adolescents?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: UV exposure

Over exposure to uv rays from the sun or tanning beds are the most common cause.
Genetics and family history also play a strong role. Number of moles especially large or atypical moles, skin and hair color, number of sunburns are risk factors.

In brief: UV exposure

Over exposure to uv rays from the sun or tanning beds are the most common cause.
Genetics and family history also play a strong role. Number of moles especially large or atypical moles, skin and hair color, number of sunburns are risk factors.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
People with an inherited genetic disorder, Xeroderma pigmentosum are highly susceptible to UV induced skin cancers.
Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Skin cancer

Skin cancer is very unusual in adolescents.
One definite cause is the use of tanning beds which can cause skin cancer, even in young people. Excess sun exposure may also be a contributing factor to early onset skin cancer.

In brief: Skin cancer

Skin cancer is very unusual in adolescents.
One definite cause is the use of tanning beds which can cause skin cancer, even in young people. Excess sun exposure may also be a contributing factor to early onset skin cancer.
Dr. Norman Levine
Dr. Norman Levine
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