Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Get information about this potentially deadly cancer and what you can do to identify signs of skin cancer and decrease your risk factors.
Risk Factors -- Anyone can get skin cancer, but sun exposure, family history, and certain medical conditions are among the risk factors.
When you're told that you have skin cancer, it's natural to wonder what may have caused the disease. The main risk factor for skin cancer is exposure to sunlight (UV radiation), but there are also other risk factors. A risk factor is something that may increase the chance of getting a disease.
People with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop skin cancer. Some risk factors vary for the different types of skin cancer.