We have understood one thing that Ultraviolet rays from sun are the major reason for skin cancer. But, if skin cancer appears on areas that are not exposed to sun, then the cause can be different. The UV light from the sun is harmful enough to alter or mutate the DNA in skin cells. This DNA mutation results in proliferation or mass production of cells. But other than this, there are several other factors involved. Prior to understanding what are the causes, let’s understand what all cells are involved in skin cancer.
Some of the other factors responsible for skin cancer are
To some extent, it is in our hands to prevent skin cancer. Let’s discuss how can we prevent skin cancer in the next article.