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Non-melanoma skin cancer

Causes of non-melanoma skin cancer

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Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or sunbeds is the main cause of non-melanoma skin cancer. It's more common in older people.

Things you can do to lower your chance of getting skin cancer include not staying in the sun too long, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and using sunscreen.

Page last reviewed: 04/05/2023
Next review due: 04/05/2026