If you don't get burned, then you can't get skin cancer: Fact or Myth?
Rachel Woods, RN, Nurse for the Surgical Dermatology Program at Penn Medicine responds:
MYTH!! Any person can get skin cancer. Fair skin, red hair, and blue eyes are the highest risk people, but even dark skin is susceptible.
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Jun 30, 2011 - Low-dose vitamin D and calcium supplementation do not reduce the overall incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer in postmenopausal women, but may benefit women with a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer, according to a study published online June 27 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Jun 30, 2011