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What Causes Melanoma? Part 2

Posted Oct 01 2008 4:12pm
Ultraviolet radiation can damage our DNA. This is the genetic material in our cells. Sometimes the damage can affect certain genes that control how and when our cells grow and divide. If the genes don't work properly, the affected cells can form a melanoma. Most ultraviolet radiation comes from sunlight, but sometimes it will come from artificial sources, such as tanning beds. Some of this
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