Dr. Holick shares the many common misconceptions related to skin cancer.
Well there’s no question that excessive exposure to sunlight will increase risk of non-melanoma skin cancer, but I think what both men and women need to realize is that melanoma, which is the most deadly skin cancer, in fact occurs on the least sun-exposed areas, and occupational sun exposure, that is, casual sun exposure, decreases your risk of developing melanoma.
About Dr. Holick, Ph.D., M.D.:
Michael Holick, Ph.D., M.D., is the Professor of Medicine of Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and performed his residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Holick specializes in vitamin D, calcium, bone metabolism, photobiology of vitamin, and osteoporosis. Dr. Holick is also the recipient of the American Skin Associations Psoriasis Research Achievement Award, the American College of Nutrition Award, the Robert H. Herman Memorial Award in Clinical Nutrition from the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, and more.