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What types of people get skin cancer?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: All skin types
Anyone can get a skin cancer but there's higher risk for fairer skin complexion and increased sun exposure.
Genetics plays an important role so if skin cancer runs in the family that puts you at higher risk. As more people live longer and spend more time in the sun, there will be increasing incidence of skin cancer. The U.S. Is currently having higher rates of skin cancer and will continue to incr.

In brief: All skin types
Anyone can get a skin cancer but there's higher risk for fairer skin complexion and increased sun exposure.
Genetics plays an important role so if skin cancer runs in the family that puts you at higher risk. As more people live longer and spend more time in the sun, there will be increasing incidence of skin cancer. The U.S. Is currently having higher rates of skin cancer and will continue to incr.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: All types
While skin cancer is more common in fair skinned individuals, it can occur in anyone.

In brief: All types
While skin cancer is more common in fair skinned individuals, it can occur in anyone.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Sun damaged
Sun damaged people are at highest risk for skin cancers.
People with lighter skin tones develop sun damage faster than people with dark skin. There can be a genetic propensity as well (in addition to overall skin tone) prevention is as simple as wearing sunblock and appropriate clothing.

In brief: Sun damaged
Sun damaged people are at highest risk for skin cancers.
People with lighter skin tones develop sun damage faster than people with dark skin. There can be a genetic propensity as well (in addition to overall skin tone) prevention is as simple as wearing sunblock and appropriate clothing.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Anyone can get a skin cancer but there's higher risk for fairer skin complexion and increased sun exposure. Genetics plays an important role so if skin cancer runs in the family that puts you at higher risk. As more people live longer and spend more time in the sun, there will be increasing incidence of skin cancer. The U.S. is currently having higher rates of skin cancer and will continue to increase with the aging baby boom population due to these reasons.
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