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What causes basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer?

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Sun exposure causes basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer, while severe sunburns, usually before age 18, can raise your chances of melanoma. Other less common causes are repeated X-rays and being around certain chemicals often.

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology. FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 14, 2017

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology. FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 14, 2017

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