10 doctors weighed in:
How do you get skin cancer?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sun damage
The most important risk factor is sun exposure, and the damage that comes from that .
Other things can contribute including your genetics and family history. Wearing appropriate clothing and use of sunblock is the most important thing you can do to help skin cancer.

In brief: Sun damage
The most important risk factor is sun exposure, and the damage that comes from that .
Other things can contribute including your genetics and family history. Wearing appropriate clothing and use of sunblock is the most important thing you can do to help skin cancer.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Photodamage
Basal and squamous cell skin cancers are the two most common skin cancers.
They develop due to excessive sun exposure. In people who are otherwise healthy, these tumors do not metastasize but cause destruction by direct extension. The 3rd most common skin cancer is malignant melanoma, fatal if metastasized. Although some cases of melanoma are hereditary, most are also due to sun exposure.

In brief: Photodamage
Basal and squamous cell skin cancers are the two most common skin cancers.
They develop due to excessive sun exposure. In people who are otherwise healthy, these tumors do not metastasize but cause destruction by direct extension. The 3rd most common skin cancer is malignant melanoma, fatal if metastasized. Although some cases of melanoma are hereditary, most are also due to sun exposure.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sun exposure
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the most important risk factor for developing skin cancers.
Family history, skin complexion, and genetics also play a role in its development.

In brief: Sun exposure
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the most important risk factor for developing skin cancers.
Family history, skin complexion, and genetics also play a role in its development.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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