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What are risk factors for skin cancer and how can skin cancer be prevented?

Updated: Jan 12

Do you have a fair complexion, freckles, red or blond hair? Do you not tan easily and do you have a history of many blistering sunburns? Although having a fair complexion is a risk factor for nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancer, people of all skin colors can get skin cancer.

Read about risk factors and protective factors and how to prevent skin cancer on the webpages of the US National Cancer Institute.


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