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If the doctor says you have sun damage on your face.Does that mean it is skin cancer?
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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Not at all ...It probably means you need to more careful when you're in the sun to prevent risk for developing skin cancer.

In brief: No
Not at all ...It probably means you need to more careful when you're in the sun to prevent risk for developing skin cancer.
Dr. Michael Silverman
Dr. Michael Silverman
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
Sun damage can take the form of dyschromias (pigment changes), wrinkles, actinic keratosis, etc.
One could lump skin cancer in with sun damage, but probably not. To a trained eye, it is easy to tell who has spent too much time in the sun without enough protection. Some "sun damage" could be precancerous, so make sure to have appropriate follow up if your doctor recommends it.

In brief: Not necessarily
Sun damage can take the form of dyschromias (pigment changes), wrinkles, actinic keratosis, etc.
One could lump skin cancer in with sun damage, but probably not. To a trained eye, it is easy to tell who has spent too much time in the sun without enough protection. Some "sun damage" could be precancerous, so make sure to have appropriate follow up if your doctor recommends it.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
All it means is it has sun damage.
Such skin is at risk of developing cancer in the future.

In brief: No
All it means is it has sun damage.
Such skin is at risk of developing cancer in the future.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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