Causes and risk factors

Find out what can increase your risk of getting skin cancer and the possible changes you could make to reduce your risk.

  • Potential causes of skin cancer

    Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun is the main cause of most skin cancers but there are other things that can increase your risk.

  • Pre-cancerous conditions

    Pre-cancerous conditions are diseases or syndromes that might develop into a cancer, so it’s important to monitor your health.