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Skin Cancer

Causes and Risk Factors - Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

Besides risk factors that increase a person's chance of getting any type of skin cancer, there are risk factors that are specific to basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, the non-melanoma skin cancers. These risk factors include

  • scars or burns on the skin
  • chronic skin inflammation or skin ulcers
  • infection with certain human papilloma viruses
  • exposure to arsenic at work
  • radiation therapy.

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