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How likely am I to develop skin cancer?

Your risk of developing skin cancer depends on many things. People at high risk include those who:
  • are in the sun more often or work outside without skin protection
  • have blond or red hair
  • have blue or green eyes
  • have lighter skin
  • use indoor tanning beds
  • burn easily

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