skin cancer

General name for different types of epidermal cancer, most often formed on the face, ears, back, chest, hands, and forearms. Skin cancer is caused or triggered by overexposure to the sun, or, more specifically, sun-produced ultraviolet (UV) rays. Skin cancer rates have been on the rise for decades, almost certainly because industrial emissions have depleted the earth's UV-screening ozone layer; as...

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