Date: March 22, 2018

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Sun Safety

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Risk Factors

Risk Factors

This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:16 AM

Some people have risk factors that increase their risk of skin cancer. Risk factors vary for types of skin cancer, but some risk factors include:

  • Indoor tanning
  • Easily sunburn
  • History of sunburns, especially before 18 years old
  • Spending a lot of time outdoors
  • Red or blonde hair
  • Light-coloured eyes
  • Freckle easily
  • Having many moles
  • Personal or family history of skin cancer
  • Certain health problems and medications

My CancerIQ will assess your skin cancer risks and offers ways to reduce them.

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