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Sunshine might stop skin cancers

15 years ago

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Posted on Feb 03, 2005, 4 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Sunshine might stop certain cancers from growing, including skin cancers, according to two new studies. One found it helped beat the deadly skin cancer malignant melanoma. The other found the sun helped with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It could be down to the vitamin D made by sun-exposed skin, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported.
Sunshine might stop certain cancers from growing, including skin cancers, according to two new studies. One found it helped beat the deadly skin cancer malignant melanoma. The other found the sun helped with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

It could be down to the vitamin D made by sun-exposed skin, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported.

Experts warned too much sun could cause cancer and advised people to protect themselves against sun damage.

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