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Skin Cancer

Causes and Risk Factors - Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

Other risk factors that increase a person's chance of getting non-melanoma skin cancer include

  • diseases that make the skin sensitive to the sun, such as xeroderma pigmentosum, albinism, and basal cell nevus syndrome
  • medical conditions or drugs that suppress the immune system
  • personal history of one or more skin cancers
  • family history of skin cancer
  • certain diseases of the skin, including Actinic Keratosis and Bowen's disease.