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Who’s most likely to get skin cancer?

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Anyone can get skin cancer. The people mostly likely to get it are those with:

Darker-skinned people can also get any type of skin cancer, although it's less likely for them than for pale-skinned people.

You're also have higher chances if:

  • Fair or freckled skin that burns easily
  • Light eyes
  • Blond or red hair.
  • You've had skin cancer before.
  • It runs in your family.
  • You work outside or live in a sunny climate.

From: The Sun and Skin Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology.

FDA.

National Cancer Institute: “Mohs surgery.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Dermatology.

FDA.

National Cancer Institute: “Mohs surgery.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

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