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Causes of Skin Cancer

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Although there are other contributing factors, exposure to sunlight and its ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the major cause of skin cancer.

Listed in the directory below, you will find additional information regarding the causes of skin cancer, for which we have provided a brief overview.

If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Skin Cancer Online Resources page in this website for an Internet address that may contain additional information on that topic.

Last reviewed: 3/19/2011