New analysis suggests that for some people with high risk factors, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a chronic disease.
“We talk about sun protection, which is important, but that’s something for basal cell that’s most important in your youth,” Martin Weinstock, professor of dermatology in the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
“While we don’t exonerate UV exposure in one’s 40s, 50s, and 60s, it was particularly UV exposure before the age of 30 that was most closely related to BCC in our study.”
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