Does Sun Exposure Cause Melanoma?
Let’s talk about melanoma and sun exposure! 1.) Most melanomas (~80%) are present on areas rarely or intermittently exposed to sunlight. 2.) Meta-analyses linking sun exposure to melanoma find that chronic sun exposure is not related to the risk of melanoma, but intermittent exposure and sunburning are. Weird, right? Why would these observations exist if sun exposure caused melanoma? Maybe it’s more complicated than most make it seem… We evolved under chronic sun exposure, so