Introduction

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide. Possible risk factors include exposure to sunlight or UV radiation (e.g., tanning beds), viral infection (e.g., HPV), fair skin type, presence of large numbers or certain types of nevi (moles), exposure to arsenic, immunosuppression, certain genetic conditions (e.g., xeroderma pigmentosum), and family history of skin cancer.

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