Skin Cancer Causes & Risk Factors
- Q What causes skin cancer?
Skin cancer develops in the cells in your skin. Normally, these cells go through a growth cycle in which old cells die and are pushed out by new cells continuously. In skin cancer, the DNA that controls that growth cycle is damaged, most commonly by... Full Answer
- Q Does skin cancer run in families?
Certain types of skin cancer may run in families. This means that if one of your relatives has had skin cancer, you are more likely to develop skin cancer, too. This is especially true of melanoma, which is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. If you... Full Answer
- Q Can children get skin cancer?
Although it is rare for children to get skin cancer, it may be possible. Skin cancer, especially melanoma, can affect people of all ages, and even though it is most common among older people, it is becoming more and more common among young people aged 15... Full Answer