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Melanoma: Making the case for sun exposure

Posted on: July 28, 2012   by  John Cannell, MD

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We all know that sunlight is associated with skin cancer and thus many of us fear exposing our skin to the sun. In a paper in Dermatoendocrinology, Drs. Lea Trémezaygues and Jorg Reichrath of the University of Saarlandes in Germany make the case that regular exposure to sunlight decreases the risk of malignant melanoma and perhaps the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers as well.

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