Skin cancer

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Intensive sunbathing and sunburn are bad for the skin. And while UV light is not the only risk factor for skin cancer, it is the main one. So might it be better to stay out of the sun altogether? How can you protect your skin? And how high is the risk of getting skin cancer anyway? Test your knowledge here.
Updated on January 8, 2021
Next planned update: 2024


Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG, Germany)

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