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Key Findings

  • The primary cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, but there is some evidence that developmental factors leading to greater growth in length in childhood (marked by adult attained height) are probably a cause of malignant melanoma.
  • The evidence suggesting that consuming alcoholic drinks increases the risk of basal cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma is limited.
  • The evidence suggesting that coffee decreases the risk of malignant melanoma in women is limited.
  • Consuming high-dose beta-carotene supplements is unlikely to have a substantial effect on the risk of non-melanoma cancer.



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