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What causes skin cancer...?

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Asked by jafar, 27 Dec '12 12:03 am
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Skin cancer is forecast to double in the next 10 to 20 years. There are two main groups of skin cancer: melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.

Melanoma is the least common skin cancer but it is potentially the most serious: there are over 8,000 new cases each year in the UK and 1,800 deaths. More people now die of Melanoma in the UK than in Australia. It is the second most common cancer in the young population (20 - 39 age group). It is estimated that approximately 85% of cases are caused by too much sun.

Non-melanoma skin cancers are the commonest skin cancers. The majority of these are called Basal Cell Carcinomas. These are usually localised growths caused by excessive cumulative exposure to the sun and do not tend to spread. In contrast, Squamous Cell Carcinomas, which also occur on the skin, do have a propensity to spread to other parts of the body.
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 27 Dec '12 12:09 am

 
  
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..usually excessive chronic
.Thermal
.Mechanical
.Chemical
.Ultraviolet
.Solar
irritation, but sometimes there may be no apparent cause, it may just be genetic predisposition.
Answered by M H Kisan, 27 Dec '12 12:24 am

 
  
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I think modern lotions to make whiter skins, face packs containing chemicals that are harmful.
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evik effect of some medines, chemicals used tokeep vegetables and grain free from insects, poisonous sprays on plants,
the fruit we consume which are pained sweets and milk and preserved food that contain colors and chemicals as preservatives.
Answered by Om Shrivastava, 27 Dec '12 12:21 am

 
  
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Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer
Answered by Annes, 27 Dec '12 12:20 am

 
  
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I believe that there is no reason for getting the cancer ;-(
Answered by nahu khan, 27 Dec '12 12:07 am

 
  
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