The Primary Cause of Skin Cancer

Published on December 8, 2016

Although you have heard it before, it can never be stressed enough: catching skin cancer early is extremely important to both the treatment process and your successful recovery. 99% of skin cancers can be cured when caught and treated early. Knowing the primary cause of skin cancer can help you to detect it in time.

Ultraviolet (UV) light is the primary cause of skin cancer. Repeated exposure to UV light damages the DNA in the skin cells, which leads to the creation of cancer cells. Prolonged outdoor activity and direct UV exposure through devices like tanning beds can significantly increase your risk of skin cancer. In fact, tanning beds are ranked along with cigarettes as the leading causes of cancer.

Take the necessary steps and precautions to decrease you risk of skin cancer. Boca Mohs Surgery is the hub for skin cancer knowledge and treatment. Our helpful staff can address any questions or concerns you may have regarding skin cancer and treatments. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.