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When it comes to keeping yourself protected from skin cancer, you know that limiting unprotected sun exposure plays a crucial component.  After all, multiple studies have demonstrated a direct link between UV exposure and skin cancer. That’s why health experts tout the importance of wearing sunscreen whenever possible, regardless of whether it’s the winter or the middle of summer.

But is sun exposure the only cause of skin cancer?  Are there other contributing causes that you should be wary of?

As it turns out, sun exposure (or, more accurately, UV exposure) is still one of the main causes of skin cancer.  However, there are factors that can increase your likelihood of developing skin cancer.  These factors include:

Individuals should also avoid any activities where they’re heavily exposed to UV rays, including tanning beds.  Multiple studies have attributed tanning beds to the rise of deadly skin cancers, especially in women under the age of 25.

At Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center, our dermatologists can identify, diagnose, and treat the most common types of skin cancer.  To learn more about our skin cancer expertise, schedule a consultation at Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center today.

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