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Melanoma develops in the melanocyte cells that produce the pigment that gives your skin its color called melanin. People under 40, most commonly women, are more likely to develop melanoma (Mayo Clinic). The exact cause of melanoma still isn’t clear. Exposure to ultraviolet rays can be harmful to the skin and cause melanoma. Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight can burn your skin, and risk your chance of getting melanoma.
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Scientists are under the impression that UVA radiation can damage the skin physically, which is another major cause of skin cancer. Dermatologists suggest wearing sun block in order to protect your skin from UV rays. Sun beds and sunlamps are artificial sources of UV radiation, in which are another form that can cause cancer. People who have fair skin or light coloured eyes are more at risk of developing skin cancer. People can develop skin cancer from certain weather conditions or areas.