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A sunburn is a radiation burn to the skin produced by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, commonly from the sun''s rays. A similar burn can be produced by overexposure to other sources of UV, such as tanning lamps and welding arcs. Exposure of the skin to lesser amounts of UV will often produce a suntan. Sunburn. Image courtesy of John L. Bezzant, M.D. and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Enlarge Sunburn. Image courtesy of John L. Bezzant, M.D. and the Spencer S. Eccles Heal...

Skin cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the skin. The skin is the body's largest organ. It protects against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection. Skin also helps control body temperature and stores water, fat, and vitamin D. The skin has several layers, but the two main layers are the epidermis (upper or outer layer) and the dermis (lower or inner layer). Skin cancer begins in the epidermis, which is made up of 3 kinds of cells: Squamous cells: Thin...


Sunburn as related to Skin Cancer


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  • Sunburn and Skin Cancer-Topic Overview - WebMD

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    Skin cancer is often or usually caused by years of too much sun exposure. More than 90% of all skin cancers are found on body parts that get the most sun most of the ...

  • Sunburn - Wikipedia
    Sunburn is a marker of exposure to harmful levels of UV radiation; a history of sunburn is associated with increased melanoma risk. Sunburn is an acute skin ...

  • Sunburn And Skin Cancer - Skin & Laser Surgery Center
    Sunburn And Skin Cancer. Simply put, sunburn is a skin inflammation that can have serious consequences if it occurs repeatedly. A sunburn is the result of ...

  • 5 Sunburn Remedies Everyone Needs to Know - Skin Cancer ...
    How to treat a sunburn and soothe your skin after you've spent a little too much time outdoors.