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Apart from sun exposure, which factor contributes most to skin cancer?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

A family history with skin cancer is the second greatest contributing factor to getting skin cancer.

Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing to safeguard your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

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