Causes of Melanoma


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Cause details for Melanoma: UV radiation from the sun causes premature aging of the skin and skin damage that can lead to skin cancer. (Two types of ultraviolet radiation -- UVA and UVB -- are explained in the Dictionary.) Artificial sources of UV radiation, such as sunlamps and tanning booths, also can cause skin damage and probably an increased risk of skin cancer.1

Causes of Melanoma: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Melanoma:

Related information for causes of Melanoma: Further relevant information on causes of Melanoma may be found in the risk factors for Melanoma and underlying causes of Melanoma.

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1. excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer - An Overview: NCI

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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