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Can sunburn lead to skin cancer?

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Dr. Hung Khong
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

The sunburn itself does not cause skin cancer; however, it is a marker of skin damage caused by uv radiation from sun exposure (or tanning bed).
The uv radiation causes damage to the dna of skin cells, which is the underlying cause of skin cancer.

In brief: Absolutely

The sunburn itself does not cause skin cancer; however, it is a marker of skin damage caused by uv radiation from sun exposure (or tanning bed).
The uv radiation causes damage to the dna of skin cells, which is the underlying cause of skin cancer.
Dr. Hung Khong
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Dr. Byron May
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: YES

Sunburns are positively correlated with risk of developing skin cancer later in life.

In brief: YES

Sunburns are positively correlated with risk of developing skin cancer later in life.
Dr. Byron May
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Yes

Yes. Sunburns may lead to skin cancers.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Sunburns may lead to skin cancers.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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