Causes of Skin Cancer
Although there are other contributing factors, including heredity and environment, sunburn and ultraviolet (UV) light damage the skin - damage that can lead to skin cancer. Most people receive 50 percent of their lifetime ultraviolet (UV) exposure by 20 years of age.
Listed in the directory below, you will find additional information regarding the causes of skin cancer, for which we have provided a brief overview.
UV Exposure Categories
Effects of UV Exposure
Other Causes and Risk Factors