Skin Cancer

Causes of Skin Cancer


Although there are other contributing factors, including heredity and environment, sunburn and ultraviolet (UV) light damage the skin and can lead to skin cancer development. Most people receive 80 percent of their lifetime (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.

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


Ultraviolet Radiation

Other Causes and Risk Factors