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Risk Factors for Incidence of Melanoma of the Skin

Risk Factors

The NCI^1^ has determined that '''sun and UV radiation''' exposure (including indoor tanning) are associated with a substantial increase in the risk of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and that there is fair evidence that '''intermittent acute sun exposure leading to sunburn''' is associated with an increased risk of melanoma. 1. National Cancer Institute. [ Skin Cancer Prevention - Health Professional Version]. [last reviewed: 1/29/20]

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