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Are rosacea sufferers more likely to get skin cancer?

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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fair skin

People with rosacea often but not always have fair skin.
Having fair skin can increase your risk of developing skin cancer if you are not careful about sun exposure. In general, using a spf30 sunscreen designed for sensitive skin daily will help keep the rosacea from flaring due to sun exposure and will also help minimize the risk of developing skin cancer.

In brief: Fair skin

People with rosacea often but not always have fair skin.
Having fair skin can increase your risk of developing skin cancer if you are not careful about sun exposure. In general, using a spf30 sunscreen designed for sensitive skin daily will help keep the rosacea from flaring due to sun exposure and will also help minimize the risk of developing skin cancer.
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No evidence

There is no evidence to support a direct link between rosacea & skin cancer.
However if you have rosacea you may be at risk of developing skin cancer later in life from having a light complexion and increased risk of injury from ultraviolet radiation from the sun. It is important that you consult your dermatologist if you have any suspicious lesions.

In brief: No evidence

There is no evidence to support a direct link between rosacea & skin cancer.
However if you have rosacea you may be at risk of developing skin cancer later in life from having a light complexion and increased risk of injury from ultraviolet radiation from the sun. It is important that you consult your dermatologist if you have any suspicious lesions.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology

In brief: Skin cancer

Generally light skin patients of northern european decent are more likely to have rosacea.
Similarly, more fair complexed skin types are more likely to develop skin cancer.

In brief: Skin cancer

Generally light skin patients of northern european decent are more likely to have rosacea.
Similarly, more fair complexed skin types are more likely to develop skin cancer.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not reported

To the best of my knowledge.

In brief: Not reported

To the best of my knowledge.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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