Skin Cancer Risk Factors
What Is Your Risk of Developing Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer?
An introduction to the risk factors associated with nonmelanoma skin cancers such as basal and squamous cell carcinoma.
Less Common Risk Factors for Basal and Squamous Cell Cancer
Besides ultraviolet light, a variety of diseases, skin conditions, chemicals, and medicines can increase your risk of developing skin cancer.
Melanoma Risk Factors
Researchers have found several risk factors that alone or in combination may make you more likely to develop melanoma skin cancer.
Cancer Genetics and Melanoma
A number of genetic factors are being investigated for their role in melanoma, including inherited genes as well genetic defects that are acquired from excessive sun exposure.
How to Help a Dermatologist Assess Your Risk
Your family and personal medical histories provide vital information that help a dermatologist assess your risk for developing skin cancer, especially melanoma.