Sun exposure: Prolonged and unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is a major risk factor for skin cancer. This includes both natural sunlight and tanning beds.
Fair skin: People with fair skin, light hair, and light-colored eyes are generally at a higher risk of developing skin cancer due to less melanin, which provides natural protection against UV radiation.
Family history: Having a family history of skin cancer, particularly melanoma, increases your risk. Genetic factors can play a role in the development of skin cancer.
Previous history of skin cancer: If you have previously been diagnosed with skin cancer, you have an increased risk of developing it again in the future.
Frequent sunburns: Experiencing multiple sunburns, especially during childhood and adolescence, can significantly increase your risk of developing skin cancer later in life.
Immune suppression:Skin cancer is more likely in people with compromised immune systems, such as organ transplant recipients.