McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.

Skin Cancer Foundation

Many Shades of Skin Cancer

Many shades of skin cancer video

This video is meant to spread awareness of skin cancer and educate people regarding its dangers.

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Friend or Foe: Does sunscreen cause skin cancer? (Medical myth)

Video about sunscreen and skin cancer

This video addresses common misconceptions about sunscreen and skin cancer.

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