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How quickly does skin cancer appear after being exposed to uv rays?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Usually years
Except in people with uncommon genetic defects, it takes years to decades after sun/uv exposure for skin cancer to develop.

In brief: Usually years
Except in people with uncommon genetic defects, it takes years to decades after sun/uv exposure for skin cancer to develop.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
In brief: Skin cancer
The sun produces ultraviolet light that can damage the skin.
The damage is related to the kind of skin a person has, and the hours of sun exposure, and where on earth the person lives. Many skin cancers, for example, occur in people of irish descent, who live in australia. These light skinned people live in intense sun light. It usually takes many years for sun damaged skin to make skin cancers.

In brief: Skin cancer
The sun produces ultraviolet light that can damage the skin.
The damage is related to the kind of skin a person has, and the hours of sun exposure, and where on earth the person lives. Many skin cancers, for example, occur in people of irish descent, who live in australia. These light skinned people live in intense sun light. It usually takes many years for sun damaged skin to make skin cancers.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dr. Richard Feinstein
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