Non-melanoma risk factors

Below is a list of risk factors for non-melanoma skin cancer patients:

  • Genetic factors
  • Exposure to X-rays
  • History of human papillomavirus infection
  • History of chronic inflammatory skin diseases
  • Exposure to certain chemicals (e.g. tar, pitch paraffin oil, fuel oil)
  • Exposure to arsenic
  • Chronic heat or sun exposure
  • Chronic inflammatory diseases of the skin
  • Immunosuppression
  • Skin phototypes I & II
  • Prior photochemotherapy (PUVA) as medical treatment