Sun rays and skin cancer

Sun rays do increase the rate of skin cancer, but for every one person that dies of skin cancer, over 100 die from cardiovascular disease.

  • People who get carcinomas tend to be healthy people that get plenty of sunlight. Carcinomas are seldom fatal.
  • Melanoma, the deadly type of skin cancer, accounts for 1 - 3 % of new skin cancers. The most significant cause of melanomas is sporadic sunburn.

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